Republic of Ghana

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

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...

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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 […]

Proceeds From Bauxite Mining Will Benefit The Ghanaian People: MP Asiamah

Responding to concerns raised by his constituency, MP Isaac Kwame Asiamah went on record earlier this week to promise that proceeds from the Nhyinani bauxite operations would benefit the populace and not big businesses or government officials. “The government is now banking [its] economic hope on our bauxite so I can say that majority of […]

Ghanaian Think Tank Counsels Caution On Bauxite Deal With China

Opposition continues to mount against the US$2-billion bauxite-for-infrastructure deal between the government of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China’s Sinohydro Group Limited, as a local think tank says that the agreement puts Ghana at risk of judgment debts and abandoned projects. IMANI Africa released a seven-page missive against the deal earlier this week, noting […]