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Lafarge-Holcim, Dangote and Cimaf, victims of cement counterfeiting in Cameroon

Lafarge-Holcim, Dangote and Cimaf, victims of cement counterfeiting in Cameroon
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:03

(Business in Cameroon) - On 16 June 2017 in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital, the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, attended the proceedings for the destruction of a cargo of 743 cement bags of the brands Cimencam (Lafarge-Holcim), Dangote and Cimaf, we officially learned.

This cargo of cement was seized, after a denunciation, in the warehouses of a economic operator in the city of Douala, currently on the run, and who was visibly specialised in counterfeiting the products and packaging of local cement producers.

The government initiated a campaign to fight against any form of illegal trade, particularly snuggling and counterfeiting, which destroy the national economy. These are stumbling blocks to the economic development of Cameroon”, declared Minister Mbarga Atangana, while promising prosecutions against this counterfeit.

This operation comes in a situation marked by the collapse of buildings, often caused by the poor quality of materials used by property developers. “These economic criminals manage to deceive hapless consumers. These are inadequate products. People build houses with these products. We know the results: They collapse after some time”, noted the Minister of Trade.


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