Ghana turns to nuclear power for energy security

Ghana is turning to nuclear power to meet its energy demands stemming from a growing economy and industrialization. This comes as the country faces drought and high crude oil prices.

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That’s what Ghana’s Director of National Nuclear Research Institute, Benjamin Nyarko said at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Mr. Yarko took part in a meeting of representatives of more than 50 countries that have been sharing experiences on developing and managing their national nuclear infrastructure.

“We are looking at the problem of energy shortage during droughts and a high cost of crude oil. Ghana is now relying basically on hydro and thermal. And for the past two decades Ghana has experienced four major energy crises due to climate change. The droughts dried up the rivers and the hydro power could not come on and then the crude oil also became very expensive.”

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