Ghana on Wednesday recorded a major headway in its Nuclear Power agenda, when it received the official report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission through an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation.
Government of Ghana is working towards the development and implementation of nuclear power for cheap, affordable, sustainable and reliable electricity generation.
Ghana’s Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission for Phase 1 which started on Monday, 16th of January 2017 in Accra comes to a successful end on Monday, 23rd January, 2017.
Making their remarks at the closing ceremony, the leader of the INIR team, Mr. Anthony Stott, the Director of the Renewable and Alternative Energy at the Ministry Energy; Mr. Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, the Board Chair of the Nuclear Power Institute; Dr. Kwaku Aning and the Vice Chairman of the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organization; Prof. B.J.B Nyarko lauded the extensive work done throughout the mission.
As part of plans to successfully implement a nuclear power programme, Ghana requested an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission in December 2015 and submitted a Self-Evaluation Report (SER) to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in March 2016.
Ghana could possibly be the second African country to introduce nuclear energy after South Africa when its first Nuclear Power Plant is commissioned by the year 2028.
This timeline was contained in a draft roadmap document, which stretches from pre-feasibility studies, to the commissioning of the first nuclear power plant.