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https://www.fin24.com/Economy/Eskom/govt-not-seeking-help-from-russia-to-build-new-small-nuclear-power-stations-mantashe-20191018

Govt not seeking help from Russia to build new small nuclear power stations - Mantashe

Oct 18 2019 12:53 
Lameez Omarjee
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Mantashe told journalists on Friday said that nuclear power is globally accepted as a clean source of energy, and can contribute significantly to reducing emissions. Although the cost of commissioning and decommissioning a nuclear-power plant is expensive, plants deliver the "most reliable, efficient and cost-effective" electricity.
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The energy blueprint also makes provision for the development of small modular nuclear reactors, as these units are considered a more manageable investment that larger fleets
 
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https://www.newsghana.com.gh/ghana-has-a...ant-mesti/

Home Headlines Ghana has all the necessary technology for a nuclear power plant –...
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Ghana has all the necessary technology for a nuclear power plant – MESTI
By Ghana News Agency - Oct 2, 2019

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He said the project management organization, would oversee the construction and subsequent commissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant, and was responsible for site selection, negotiations with vendor, training of personnel to safely run and operate the plant, and work closely with the IAEA to ensure the steady progress of the programme.

Dr Emmanuel Ampomah, the Acting Director, Nuclear Installations Directorate, GAEC, said the NRA, is working closely with the IAEA to ensure that in the development of power, safety, security and safeguards were not compromised adding that the Ghana is a signatory to several international conventions that seeks to ensure the peaceful application.

Dr Stephen Yamoah, the Acting Director, Nuclear Power Ghana, said the amount of waste generated by nuclear power was very small compared to thermal electricity generation technologies and that a satisfactory means of disposal has been developed and was being implemented across the world.
 
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"Dr Stephen Yamoah, the Acting Director, Nuclear Power Ghana, said the amount of waste generated by nuclear power was very small compared to thermal electricity generation technologies and that a satisfactory means of disposal has been developed and was being implemented across the world."

The good news about nuclear waste scattered around the world is that not everyone will be visibly deformed.


Corruption;  it's the way of mankind

Ghana Loses US$3 billion to Corruption a Year

While most of the countries of the [African] continent are awash with corruption, tiny Ghana is according to Transparency International  Corruption Index among the least corrupt countries of the continent.

A recent corruption scandal serves as an example for acts that leave “citizens in poverty, joblessness, in their broken homes and with shattered dreams,” said a statement, issued by the The National House of Chiefs, the highest body in Ghana that unites all traditional rulers, chiefs and kings.

The scandal erupted when the Government decided to hand over the country’s power supply system to independent foreign power producers.

Because of this, the “demand for electricity never went up at the anticipated rate due to tariff increases and slow economic growth,” according to the Business Weekly research.

Instead, the plants ended up producing excess capacity, ... which means that Ghana is contractually obliged to spend money for excess capacity that is not being consumed.”

This meant that Ghana’s Government is paying more than US$500 million every year for unused electric power.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was criticised for giving away the country’s strategic company - the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to a group of friends, politicians and businessmen allegedly linked to his administration.

https://www.occrp.org/en/27-ccwatch/cc-w...ion-a-year
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout
 
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Ghana; no place for a nuclear power plant

Overview of corruption in Ghana

Corruption exists in all branches of Ghanaian government, and there is often a lack of accountability in cases of violence against women and children, including female genital mutilation/cutting, and human trafficking . Ghana is also a transhipment point for illegal drugs, particularly cocaine from South America, as well as heroin from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Bribes and irregular payments are often exchanged in return for obtaining public utilities ). Low-level government employees have been known to ask for a “dash” (tip) in return for facilitating licence and permit applications, and companies applying for licences and permits are frequently confronted with demands for facilitation payments.

Financial analysts state that the widespread corruption in the public sector that companies have to deal with has taken Ghana to the dark ages, with the country's state being described as a ‘‘man drowning and clutching at straws’’ .
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout
 
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