Russia To Build Ghana’s First Nuclear Power Plant

Russian technocrats will build Ghana’s first nuclear power plant as preparatory works are underway, officials at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) have said.

A Daily Graphic publication sighted on the Energy Ministry’s website December 1, 2011 said, the nuclear plant, undertaken by the Ghana government in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is expected to be completed by 2020 with a medium-size reactor also expected to be completed by 2018.

Speaking at a one-day seminar on IAEA Project Planning for Sustainable Development Programme in Accra, the publication cited Prof Benjamin Nyarko, Deputy Director-General of GAEC, saying a team led by the Minister of Energy, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, visited Russia recently and met with some experts in the field of nuclear energy to discuss details of the plant.

The project is aimed at developing a long-term comprehensive energy supply plan for Ghana.


  1. Ibrahim Adamu Abubakar Reply

    Tir, su yaya babba anyi girman banza.
    God forbit Nigeria is big for nothing.
    Ghana go ahead & NIGERIA keep answering ‘THE GIANT OF AFRICA’
    Though in terms of corruption.

    • Paulo Reply

      Adamu all the problems that you have metinoned are problems that can be eradicated if the vast oil revenues that the nigerian govt makes is chanelled into the correct sources, but as you know they are not and this is primarily because of the corrupt puppets that are currently in positions of power in nigeria. These puppets are being propped up by these western powers who are bleeding the nigerian economy dry and they will continue to do so until the people decide that enough is enough. nigeria is a young country believe it or not 50 is not that old with regard to the development of a nation. it took nations like britain and the united states centuries to attain the positions of power that they currently hold and this was done mainly by way of genocide, enslavement of african people and imperialist ideologies. i am of the opinion that nigeria would have progressed so much more had it NOT been for western intervention in the form of the transatlantic slave trade which caused enormous manpower depletion (not to mention psychological damage) followed shortly by the scramble for africa in the 19th century where africa was carved up and shared out amongst various european powers.if as you say i am blaming the white man for self inflicted problems maybe you would be kind enough to explain to me why progressive leaders such as Murtala Muhammed were eliminated despite their noble intentions for nigeria.I beleive that any sensible person who is thinking critically will understand that nation states take time to evolve and develop especially where these states have faced sabotage, economic manipulation and destruction at every attempt to grow.

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