Ghana’s Lithium Agreement: Shameful,  painful and unfortunate – Prof Lumumba

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Ghana’s Lithium Agreement: Shameful, painful and unfortunate – Prof Lumumba

Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a renowned African academic, has used some adjectives to describe the lithium exploration deal reached between the G

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Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a renowned African academic, has used some adjectives to describe the lithium exploration deal reached between the Government of Ghana and Barari DV Ghana Limited

“Africa appears to get the short hand of the stick all the time. If you have a deal where you’re producing the bulk of what is needed by the other person and you’re getting only 10 percent of it, you have got to ask yourself, what is the problem?

“If it is 60 percent, I would begin to understand and it must be time-bound. And it is not only Ghana that finds itself in this situation; many African countries continue to find themselves in this situation. Because we have not developed the technology, because we are too quick to sign on the dotted lines,” he said.

He added, “… It is unfortunate. It is painful when I see some of these things. When we celebrate what we ought not to celebrate. It’s very painful”.

Prof Lumumba, in a TV3 interview, reacted to the controversial deal.

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