The Director of Renewable and Alternative Energies, Ministry of Energy, Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo says no country has industrialised without employing nuclear energy in the generation mix as it is a cheap energy source.
Mr Ahiataku-Togobo, who said this, explained that nuclear energy, among all energy generation sources and processes, protected the environment and is a sustainable way to generate consumption energy.
He said it is less costly to operate after construction and could provide power for many outlets as well as jobs for many people in the power generation value-chain, and beyond.
He said this at a workshop organised by Nuclear Power Ghana, Volta River Authority, Bui Power Authority and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), to sensitise journalists to energy reporting, the pros and cons of nuclear energy and the need for them to specialise in energy reporting.
The workshop was on the theme: “Ghana’s Power Generation Plan and Current Options to Accelerate Industrial Development.”
Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Nuclear Power Ghana, Dr Stephen Yamoah says Ghana was successful in going through the processes of the 19 milestones in the development of a national infrastructure for nuclear power.
President of the GJA, Roland Affail Monney, said the greatest need of journalists is capacity building to enable them to change the profile of every sector, including the energy sector. He advised participants to continue broadening their knowledge in the energy sector, especially in nuclear energy, bearing in mind that education is a process and not a destination.