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14 Dec 2021

Ghana News Agency

Ghana: Atewa Forest case brought by civil society against decision to allow Chinese companies to explore bauxite resources adjourned to February 2022

Atewa Forest Case: State unable to file witness statements, case adjourned to February 8, next year

14 December 2021

An Accra High Court has adjourned to February 8, 2022, a case in which the state has been sued over the prospecting of bauxite by the Chinese government in the Atewa Forest Range.

This follows the state’s (Attorney General) inability to file its witness state in the matter.

A group of environmentalists, climate change activists, individuals, civil society and non-governmental organisations sued the government few months ago, over the decision to allow the Chinese to prospect bauxite in the forest.

The plaintiffs in a writ stated that the Government had already signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China to develop a bauxite industry in Ghana with the Atewa Range Forest as one of the sources of bauxite. [...]