About Us

Bauxite was first discovered in Awaso , in the Western North Region of Ghana – West Africa in 1921. by the then Gold Coast Geological Survey. The bauxite mine has been in operation since the 1940s and produces premium trihydrate bauxite with typical alumina (Al2O3) content of 52% and low silica of 1.5%. The mine remains Ghana’s first and only operating bauxite mine in Ghana and exports approximately 1.2 million tonnes of high – grade (typical Al2O3-52%) trihydrate bauxite from Takoradi Port.

The Great Experience of Bauxite Mining
The mine is managed by the Ghana Bauxite Company Limited (GBC). GBC is jointly owned by Ofori – Poku Company Limited (a wholly owned Ghanaian Company) (80%), and the Government of Ghana (20%). The Government of Ghana’s interest in GBC is held by the Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation (GIADEC). In September 2021, Ofori – Poku Company Limited successfully acquired GBC from a Chinese company, Bosai Minerals Group, and has been operating at the Awaso mine to date.
Safe Practices
Adoption of globally acceptable safe and sustainable mining practices
How We Do It

Over the past decade, GBC has shipped on average, 1.2 million tonnes per annum and with the ongoing mine expansion and completion of the port mechanization system, production is expected to increase to 5 million tonnes per annum. As GBC is poised to transport bauxite in excess of 400,000 metric tonnes every month via capsize vessels.

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