VICE PREZ COMMISSION THREE NEW FACILITIES AT GAEC


The vice president of the Republic of Ghana Dr mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned three new

facilities to be added to the great scientific research and development institutions.

The three new facilities include the low enriched uranium core research reactor, the International miniature

neutron source reactor training facility and the laboratory building for the radiological and medical sciences

research institute.

Speaking at the commissioning of the facilities at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in Accra, the vice

the president disclosed that the three facilities signify the progress they have made to demonstrates

their commitment to the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology for the sustainable

development on our strict adherence to nuclear safety and security.

The vice president added that the increasing threat of terrorism in recent years in the International

community’s attention to nuclear security has been on the rise and Ghana has put in place the required

measures to prevent, detect and respond to theft, sabotage, unauthorized access and illegal

transfer of nuclear materials.

He stressed that Ghana sign and ratified the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty and the African nuclear-weapon-

free zone treat and one of the 125 countries to sign the joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of

nuclear weapons. The vice president further explained that the new fuel is expected to be in operation for the next

40 years and it will also serve as an additional resource to support the needed basic training of the required

manpower for the country’s ongoing nuclear power program and the International miniature neutron source

the reactor training facility will be used in conjunction with the research reactor to boost the training of scientific

and engineers from various countries and the government is proud of the achievement.

The Government has over the years shown commitment and support to the Ghana nuclear program.

Three months ago, the Government released an amount of three hundred thousand United States dollars

(USD$300,000.00) to support the site selection process for the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

Cabinet has also approved the setting up of an organization to oversee the construction and Operation of Ghana’s

first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). We will continue to play our role as a Government to support the nuclear

power programme.

Source: Presidency

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