Home Business Ghana: Report On Nuclear Power Programme Submitted to Cabinet

Ghana: Report On Nuclear Power Programme Submitted to Cabinet

Namibia: Peugeot Will Export 'Once Issues Are Resolved'

A comprehensive report on Ghana’s nuclear power programme has been developed and submitted to cabinet for approval, the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has revealed.

The NPI Director, Dr Seth Debrah, who disclosed this yesterday, said if the government gave the green light, feasibility studies would formally begin towards the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Compiled between 2019 and this year, he said the technical report contained all issues related to the construction of the plant including financing, procurement, stakeholder involvement, gaps identified and recommendations.

“In doing the pre-feasibility studies, we developed a report which we have given the government to take action or what we call a knowledgeable commitment. Government has already made a decision to go nuclear; now it needs to commit based on the technical background that we have given it,” he said.

Dr Debrah was speaking at a workshop for selected journalists, which opened in Accra yesterday on the theme “Ghana’s power generation plan and current options to accelerate industrial development.”

The two-day event, aimed at building the capacity of journalists in energy reporting, is a product of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation and the Nuclear Power Ghana, to create a platform for the media to champion public information on nuclear energy efforts.