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Three Years Since Ghana Signed That Big Bauxite-For-Infrastructure Deal With China and Not One Road Has Been Built Yet

File image of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo reviewing plans for the $2 billion bauxite for infrastructure deal with the Chinese state-owned company Sinohydro. Image via The Presidency of Ghana.

A fierce debate broke out this week in Ghana over the status of the 2018 bauxite-for-infrastructure deal with China and the fact that three years later, not a single road has been built.

Opposition MP Cassiel Ato Forson, the ranking member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, blasted the deal and the government over the lack of any measurable progress in delivering the promised infrastructure. Forson voiced his criticism during an interview on the nationally-broadcast TV show PM Express:

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