Ghana’s Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says his commitment towards clean energy technologies, of which nuclear power is central, remains unshaken.
The West African nation’s Energy Minister made this statement when he inaugurated the Board of Directors for Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG) at a short ceremony at the Ministry, in Accra, capital of Ghana.
He stated that at a time when Ghana is working assiduously towards boosting its industrialisation with clean and reliable energy systems such as nuclear power and renewable energy sources, the NPG has been positioned strategically to facilitate this drive.
He expressed his belief that the new board would co-ordinate the efforts of all stakeholders in this regard.
“Renewable energy sources are expected to grow significantly to make nuclear power an important part of today’s clean energy drive. By turning to clean energy systems for electricity generation, we will be able to decarbonize key areas such as transportation and other environmental pollution activities,” the Minister emphasised.
He charged the board to focus on providing relevant resources to build a strong safety culture and resilience management systems which will ensure that in the planning and development of nuclear infrastructure and related activities in Ghana, government’s purpose would be achieved.
In his remarks, the new Board Chair, Prof. Botwe Jabez Nyarko expressed his team’s gratitude to the President for reposing such confidence in them and urged them to work together as a team in order to overcome all challenges and provide benefits to the state.
The other members of the seven-member board include William Owuraku Aidoo, Dr Stephen Yamoah, Patricia Appiagyei, Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Anthony Selorm Dzadzra and Dr. Robert Bright Sogbadji.