The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SKT Aeroshutter Limited on January 20, 2022 at the premises of GAEC, which enjoins the parties to undertake projects in furtherance of Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme.
Professor B. J. B. Nyarko, the Director General of GAEC and Mr. Francis Owusu, Chief Executive Officer of SKT Aeroshutter Limited, represented and signed on behalf of GAEC and SKT Aeroshutter Limited respectively.
The MoU specifically aims at, among other things, synergizing aerial surveys and photogrammetry with the use of drones, using artificial intelligence in data processing, applying geospatial analysis and undertaking feasibility studies in advancement of Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme. The MoU also creates room for SKT Aeroshutter Limited and GAEC to jointly undertake proposed projects within the public and private sector.
GAEC is expected to deliver on the terms of the MoU through the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), which is responsible for the technical oversight of Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme.
Mr. Francis Owusu expressed his appreciation for the collaboration and emphasized that the collaboration stands the potential of yielding positive strides for both parties.
Professor B.J.B Nyarko expressed his satisfaction with the collaboration, stating that the collaboration was a step in the right direction and has strong prospects of closing the technology gap in Ghana. He urged the parties to endeavor to operationalize the MoU for the socio-economic development of the nation.
Story by: Nadia Moujalled & Etornam Akaho
Edited by: Elikem Ahialey