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Ghana’s Bauxite Mining Plans Well Underway: President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s Bauxite Mining Plans Well Underway: President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president announced earlier this week that his government is well into plans to take advantage of the bauxite ore reserves in the eastern reaches of his country. In a speech delivered while touring the region President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said...

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Power Restored To Ghana’s VALCo Smelter After Brief Debt Row

Power is back on at Volta Aluminum Company Limited’s (VALCo) plant in Ghana today after provider Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) cut the supply on Monday over VALCo’s outstanding unpaid debt to the firm. The Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Ghana’s Energy Ministry Nana Oppong Damoah confirmed the new state of affairs to […]

First Payment On Infrastructure-For-Bauxite Deal Made By China To Ghana

After talks last weekend between representatives of the two governments, Ghana confirmed that it is going ahead with a US$2-billion deal with the People’s Republic of China to exchange infrastructure improvements in the West African country for bauxite ore. According to Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Beijing has already released the first payment on the deal, […]

Ghana Bauxite Authority Urged By Domestic NGOs To Seek ASI Certification

A domestic NGO is urging the Ghanaian aluminium authority to pursue certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in order to ensure that its efforts at extracting and marketing its wealth of bauxite ore is done in a safe and responsible manner. Abu Karimu, director of Settle Ghana, urged the Ghana Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium […]

Head Of GIADEC Visits Site Of Bauxite Miner Riots In SW Ghana

The head of Ghana’s aluminium promotion and development body traveled to a mine in the country’s southwest last week to ensure that the recent labor unpleasantness has been put behind it. Michael Ansah, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC), traveled to Ghana Bauxite Company Ltd.’s (GBC) mine in Awaso at the […]