Ghana Revenue Authority Honours Dangote Cement For Being The Biggest Taxpayer

The Tema Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has honoured Dangote Cement, a cement manufacturing company, for being the biggest taxpayer for last year.

Dangote Cement paid GH¢150 million in taxes on all its imports from  Nigeria last year, including some 1,000 trucks it imported from Europe to support its operations.Expansion works on its silos at the company’s bagging plant in Tema culminated in creating more direct and indirect jobs.

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The Commissioner-General of the GRA, Mr George Blankson, commended Dangote Cement for contributing significantly to the national coffers since it began operations in Ghana and called on other businesses to honour their tax obligations to ensure growth in the economy.

The Media Relations Manager of Dangote Cement, Mr Etornam Komla Buami, who received the award on behalf of the company, said work on the company’s new grinding plant was under construction in Takoradi.

According to Mr Buami, the $100 million investment was expected to be completed within 12 months, adding that it would provide about 3,000 direct jobs and about 5,000 indirect jobs for residents in Takoradi and its environs.



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