Ghana Set to Conduct Feasibility Studies on Nuclear Energy

Government has announced plans to introduce nuclear power into the country’s energy mix and will take between 10 to 15 years for the realisation of the vision to ensure affordable energy for industrial development.

A team has been constituted to embark on a reconnaissance trip for a preliminary assessment and collection of site data for the Nuclear Power Programme, while mass sensitization activities are being carried out to promote public acceptability of the technology and to explain the benefits Ghana stands to gain from a Nuclear Power Plant

A nine-member board, known as ‘Nuclear Power Ghana’ has been constituted by the government to oversee the full implementation of the programme, which will see the nation rubbing shoulders with nuclear power nations like Iran, Iraq, Russia and South Korea.