United States and Japan Announce Partnership with Ghana to Support its Goal of Being the Mover in Africa for Small Modular Reactor Deployment


At the International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Power Ministerial Conference in Washington, DC, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Kathryn Huff, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Energy Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo, and Japan’s State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ota Fusae today announced a strategic collaboration to support the deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology in Ghana, considering the current state of technology neutrality of Ghana’s nuclear power program. The collaboration to support the deployment of SMRs in Ghana is subject to Ghana’s nuclear regulation and U.S. export controls.  In line with IAEA Milestones Approach for building a nuclear power program, the three countries committed to upholding the highest standards of nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation.

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