LUSAKA - Dangote Industries Zambia is suing the country's labour minister, Fackson Shamenda, for defamation after he claimed that a senior company official tried to bribe him, court documents showed Monday.
On September 15, the Post Newspaper carried a story under the headline ‘Dangote offers Shamenda a bribe’ in which the minister claimed that a Nigerian human resources manager from the company offered him a brib, which he rejected.
"He told me that it was a tradition in their culture to give someone a token of appreciation," Shamenda was quoted as saying.
May I take this opportunity to warn Dangote and all other investors in the country to avoid enticing government officials with bribes it hinders progress.
Dangote Industries is setting up a multimillion dollar cement plant in Ndola, about 360 kilometres north of the capital Lusaka.