CPP urges gov’t to prioritize nuclear energy production

The Convention People’s Party is charging the government to prioritize and increase investments in nuclear energy production.

According to the party, this would permanently deal with the country’s energy problems.

Breakdown in thermal generation power plants and drop in the water levels at hydro dams have resulted in a load shedding exercise by the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Despite the setting up of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in 1958, the exploration of nuclear energy has stalled over the years.

Fifty years on, the Nuclear Regulatory Power Bill has now been placed before Parliament for consideration to pave the way for nuclear power production in the country.

The CPP’s spokesperson on Energy, Kwame Jantuah told Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo that Ghana needed nuclear energy now more than ever and once the system is put in place, “we have the right personnel to manage the system.”

He stressed the need for the country to try things, noting, “without trying, you will never learn.”

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