Uganda liaises with global atomic agency, set to develop own nuclear plant

Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has highlighted its collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the aim of developing nuclear energy and setting up a power plant in the country to meet the surging demand for electricity by its citizens.

According to the East African, Irene Batebe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, the Ugandan government, with support from the IAEA, is exploring and evaluating uranium resources which would be used to ensure a sustainable supply of nuclear fuel for the planned nuclear power plant and research reactors.

Batebe revealed efforts the government is making on its part to set the ball rolling in the country’s aspiration to own a nuclear plant and boost the supply of electricity to the citizens.