Bags of charcoal awaiting transport to market. Charcoal production in Banda expanded from a relatively small-scale activity to a much larger-scale one over the early 2000s. This charcoal was made on the site of Bui Kataa, an old settlement located on the banks of the Black Volta River near Bui Village. The area is now under the floodwaters created by the Bui Dam. Bui Kataa, June, 2008.