Deputy Energy Minister inspects facilities at Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

Business News of Thursday, 13 December 2018

Source: Michael Creg Afful

2018-12-13

Deputy Minister of Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo interacts with officials of GAEC

Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power, William Owuraku Aidoo has paid a working visit to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) to familiarize himself with the progress of work done towards Ghana’s efforts in generating nuclear energy by 2029.

The Deputy Minister and his entourage were briefed by the Director of GAEC Prof. Benjamin J. B. Nyarko about the progress of work done so far.

The entourage visited the Research Reactor Centre and Accelerator Centre where they briefed on the functions of each of the facilities.

Ghana has made considerable progress in the development of its nuclear power infrastructure since the established of the Nuclear Power Programme Organization.

The GNPPO has established effective mechanisms to involve a wide range of national stakeholders in undertaking relevant activities.

The activities of the GNPPO resulted in the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission in 2017.

The mission is a review aimed at evaluating the status of the 19 nuclear infrastructure issues and was undertaken by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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