December 17, 2018


Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Collins Dauda has questioned the Majority on how Ghana was going to service the SINOHYDRO facility with which bauxite site.

The Asutifi South MP raised this concern when he was contributing to a debate on the SINOHYDRO on the floor of the House.

According to the former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, he is aware that there are three sites for bauxite, but the House has been occupied with the contracts and he was wondering which of the sites is going to be used in servicing the facility.

He further explained that the Awaso Nyinahini and Kyebi for which Awaso reserve was awarded on a lease to Ghana bauxite company in 1997 and it is due to expire on 2020, “this means that Awaso site is incumbent and that this House cannot make any approval to commit that site for payment for the facility”, he lamented.

Again government committed Nyinahini bauxite site to Extorn Cubic Group in December 2016, which would also expire in 2038 leaving the site out at Kyebi.

The former Minister explained that Kyebi Chief, Nana Amoatia Ofori Panyin has caused billboard to be mounted right opposite the Flagstaff House indicating that, “nobody in this country should support mining of bauxite in the Atiwa Forest Reserves, which is the one at Kyebi, so which site or deposit are we committing for the payment of the SINHYDRO facility? he questioned.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/