Energy Minister nominee, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has confirmed government’s plans to add nuclear energy to its power generation mix to help propel economic growth.
According to him, the stage for nuclear energy has been set over decades and the most important juncture the nation finds itself is to select a vendor that it would partner to build its nuclear plants.
A vendor partner would be the country that Ghana will approve to build the first nuclear plant on its soil. Russia, China, Korea, France, Czech Republic, and USA are among the many countries that Ghana can partner as a vendor.
This process will open up conversations on technical and financial arrangements for building the plant, selection of a preferred site, development of a local technical support organization and enhancement of regulatory competencies and development among others.