At least 2,800 CFA francs and CFAF 3,500 is the price range at which the 50 kg bag of Dangote cement is sold in the northern regions of Cameroon, compared with 4,500 to 4,600 CFA francs in the southern part of the country, from sources contacted on the spot. This situation, it was learned during a recent meeting at the Ministry of Commerce, is the result of the smuggling of the cement of this producer in the northern part of Cameroon.
Indeed, it is learned that large shipments of cement of the Dangote brand sold in this part of Cameroon come directly from Nigeria, despite the ban on the import of cement into Cameroonian territory, taken by the authorities following of the commissioning of three new production units in the country.
According to our sources, many economic operators and other entrepreneurs have large quantities of cement from Nigeria transported on motorcycles to the North and even in the East Cameroon. With the complicity of the local customs officers in charge of monitoring a porous border, about 1500 km long.