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Ghana And China Sign Nuclear Power Project

Nuclear power, stands as a reliable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly source of energy, offering a stable supply of electricity to power our industries, businesses, and homes.

Short of approval by cabinet for the inclusion of nuclear in Ghana’s energy mix, the Nuclear Power Ghana Limited (NPGL) and China National Nuclear Corporation Overseas Limited (CNNC), are to construct the HPR 1000 Technology Nuclear Power Project and the upgrade of Ghana’s grid.

The two companies have signed an agreement to that effect on the sidelines of the ongoing 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Ghana in 2008 undertook the rejuvenation of its nuclear programme and based on support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), certain countries, China included,  have expressed interest in assisting Ghana develop its Nuclear Power Programme.

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China has an enduring diplomatic relationship with Ghana, which includes long-standing cooperation in the fields of energy and commerce.

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The Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, said at the pre-agreement signing that the agreement represents a profound commitment to advancing Ghana’s energy sector, ensuring sustainable development, and meeting the growing demand for electricity.

He said, “Ghana is at a crucial juncture in its journey towards economic prosperity, thus, the integration of nuclear power into our energy mix will play a pivotal role in achieving our goals”.

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According to him, “Nuclear power, stands as a reliable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly source of energy, offering a stable supply of electricity to power our industries, businesses, and homes.”

President of CNNC Mr. Yu Jianfeng said, “Any time we meet the Minister, we meet new energy and so I have no doubt that this agreement will yield fruits.

The Government of Ghana will continue to support the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme, which is under the Power Directorate at the Ministry of Energy, by participating, funding and making various contributions and supports to the realisation of the set goals of the programme”

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