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Ghana to Begin Refining Bauxite As Early As 2019: Vice President Bawumia

Ghana to Begin Refining Bauxite As Early As 2019: Vice President Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said on Tuesday that his government is continuing down the path of opening a bauxite operation, as the establishment of in-country processing of the ore is critical to realizing the highest financial benefits from the...

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Consortium to Study Investing US$3 Billion in Building Guinea’s First-Ever Alumina Refinery

A consortium of firms from Guinea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China is planning to launch a feasibility study early next year to investigate the possibility of building a US$3 billion aluminium-refining operation in Guinea. The SMB-Winning consortium, which consists of state-owned miner Société Minière de Boké (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping […]

Ghana President Akufo-Addo Pledges Government’s Commitment to Developing Bauxite Reserves

Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated his government’s commitment to making the most of his country’s native bauxite ore resources. In a speech before the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce in Accra on Saturday Akufo-Addo revealed his plans for bringing Ghana’s substantial bauxite ore reserves to market. “To this end, an Integrated Bauxite and […]

Chalco’s Guinea Bauxite Project to Begin Production Within Months

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco) said late last week that it anticipates producing bauxite ore at its project in Guinea either later this year or early next year. “It is predicted that at the end of this year or the beginning of next year we will launch,” explained Chalco senior vice president Lu Dongliang. […]

Processing Ghana’s Bauxite Ore Could Net the Country US$450 Billion: V.P. Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says that his country could earn US$450 billion dollars from the successful processing and sale of the country’s 900-million-metric-ton reserve of the ore. Bawumia made the declaration in the course of delivering the keynote speech at last week’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” conference. He went on to reaffirm his government’s […]