Dubai: Ghana’s Energy Minister, CNNC Top Officials Hold Talks On Nuclear Energy


Ghana’s Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has held discussions with officials of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in Dubai, UAE, to seek collaboration as Ghana prepares to announce the vendor country and technology option for its first nuclear power plant to be situated in either Central or Western region.

CNNC President Gu Jun was present at the meeting with some senior officials.

China operates 55 nuclear reactors making it the third leading nuclear power producer in the world.

According to data by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), China is currently constructing 24 new reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity.

In a post on Facebook after the meeting, Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the meeting is in furtherance of Ghana’s keenness on including nuclear energy in its energy mix to meet the foreseen growth of energy demand.

“I have no doubt that our quest to establish out first nuclear power plant will soon yield results,” Dr Opoku Prempeh said.

Ghana is hoping to operate nuclear power plant by 2030.