Senegal, with a population of about 16 million, is one of the fastest growing economies, with high demand to meet housing needs. The country has all the raw materials to produce enough cement and export to other continents. Senegal has cement production of 2.5 MTPA as against the local demand of 3 million tonnes per annum. Dangote Cement is setting up a 1.5 MTPA Green Field Cement Plant at Senegal which is heading for timely commissioning in Q4 of 2012. Dangote’s investment is one of the biggest foreign direct investments by an African company in Senegal which is an indication of its strong belief in the future growth of the African economy. The investment marks a significant milestone in the Senegalese quest to be self-sufficient in cement production. Dangote Cement when commissioned will provide direct employment opportunities for 1,500 and indirect employment opportunities for 7,000 and will also complement the Senegal government’s efforts in stimulating economic growth and creating jobs.