'Pipe dream'

Ghana’s aluminium plan too good to be true?

By Jonas Nyabor

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Posted on September 4, 2023 08:51

Michael Mensah

The West African country is hoping to be the first nation on the continent to achieve full vertical integration in the aluminium industry; doubters rule out the possibility.

Picking up from what has been left of a 1960s attempt to build an aluminium empire, Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) is seeking to attract $6bn worth of investments to create a value chain dominating Africa, a project some analysts say is too optimistic.

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