Republic of Ghana

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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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 […]

Ghana Government Promotes “Open Door” Policy For Domestic Bauxite Trade

Ghana’s aluminium promotion and development body is attempting to foster greater communication between the state and various stakeholders in order to ensure that its bauxite ore reserves are utilized to the most beneficial extent possible. Last week the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) announced to local media the implementation of an “open door” policy […]

Government Increases Security At Ransacked Bauxite Mine In SW Ghana

The fallout from violent protests at a bauxite mining operation in southwest Ghana continues as the mine’s management company called upon the government to arrest and prosecute those responsible for property destruction during the course of Monday’s unrest. Ghana Bauxite Company’s general manager J.K. Fang told local media that such action was necessary in order […]

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 […]