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Management And Labor Reach Accord At Ghana Bauxite Company Mine One Month After Devastating Riots

Management And Labor Reach Accord At Ghana Bauxite Company Mine One Month After Devastating Riots

Laborers at the Ghana Bauxite Company Limited mine in Awaso are back on the job after management and a nine-member workers’ committee came to an agreement regarding improvements in pay and working conditions. The labor situation is a vast reversal at the...

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Violent Protests Rock Bauxite Mine In SW Ghana

Workers at a bauxite mine in southwest Ghana staged violent protests earlier this week to call attention to poor working conditions and low pay and to demand changes for the better from Ghana Bauxite Company, the mine’s operator. Ghanaian news media reported earlier this week that contract employees complained of “meager” pay, calling for a […]

Locals Say They’ve Been Shut Out Of Bauxite Concessions By Ghana Government

Ghana’s government is fending off accusations made by locals in the southwestern portion of the country that they were not properly notified by the state regarding bauxite concessions there. Local media reported late last week that residents of Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region recently raised such complaints, saying that the area had already been leased […]

EGA Inks US$750 Million Funding Deal For Guinea Bauxite Mine Project

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) revealed on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) closed a US$750-million financing deal to fund one of the country’s biggest-ever greenfield mining project. Per EGA, the loan has a 12- to 14-year tenor and is funded by a combination of development finance institutions, export credit agencies, and […]

Ghana Government Seeking Proposals From Investors For Bauxite Ore Mining Projects

In a bid to maximizing its native mineral wealth to improve domestic infrastructure, the Ghanaian government has begun to solicit bids from investors for solutions to enhancing the country’s bauxite ore production and refining process. Earlier this week the chief executive officer of Ghana Integrated Aluminium Corp Michael Ansah made the announcement, noting that offers […]