Monday, 20 October 2008

Call for tech transfer for a nuclear Ghana

Professor Edward Akaho, Director General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), has urged that the country make plans to enable it to explore nuclear energy for electricity generation by 2018 if it is to avert future supply disruptions. This message was delivered in his inaugural lecture as a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, "Nuclear Power for Generating Electricity in Ghana: Issues and Challenges”.

Prof. Akaho called for the ratification of all relevant international conventions in order to help build the necessary public and international confidence in the country that it would use nuclear for peaceful purposes. Emphasis was placed on the need to train skilled human resources -- concerted efforts had to be made to promote effective technology transfer and partnership through bilateral and multilateral agreements.

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