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.
When the word, 'nuclear' is mentioned, people tend to instinctively think of accidents that occurred at nuclear stations like Three Mile Island in the United States, or Chernobyl in the former USSR, or, more recently, Fukushima in Japan.
The Director-General of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Professor B JB Nyarko has stated that Ghana cannot disappoint with the second opportunity to include nuclear energy in her generation mix after Ghana's first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah initiated the process as far back as the 1960s.