China’s Plan To Mine Bauxite Beneath Ghana’s Forests Criticized By Group Of 65 Civil Society Organizations

China’s Plan To Mine Bauxite Beneath Ghana’s Forests Criticized By Group Of 65 Civil Society Organizations

A group of over five dozen civil society organizations (CSOs) spoke out against plans by the People’s Republic of China to develop Ghana’s bauxite resources on the grounds of societal and environmental concerns. The group of 65 CSOs, which include 37 Ghanaian...


Ghana’s Chamber Of Commerce Lends Support To Government’s Bauxite Plans

Ghana’s chamber of commerce announced their support for the country’s plan for bringing its significant bauxite ore to market last week. Mark Badu-Aboagye, president of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) said in a statement that the country’s Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium Project represented an excellent first step in the journey to […]

Ghana’s Parliament Signs Off On Deal With Chinese Firm To Trade Bauxite Ore For US$2 Billion In Infrastructure Improvements

The Ghanaian parliament passed late last week an agreement with the People’s Republic of China’s SynoHydro Corporation to build US$2 billion in infrastructure improvements in exchange for access to Ghana’s sizable bauxite ore reserves. Per the agreement, which the government stresses is a barter agreement and not a loan, SynoHydro will construct roads, bridges, interchanges, […]

Ghana’s VP Calls Upon United States To Partner On Bauxite Development Project

In a speech delivered at a conference between the two countries’ governments, Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia called upon United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to aid in bringing the African nation’s fledgling bauxite ore sector into global prominence. Speaking at the inaugural U.S.-Ghana Business Forum late last week, Bawumia said that the United […]

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 mineral. Bawumia went on to say that such a move will also yield […]