Kenyan Delegates Arrive in Ghana to Study Nuclear Technology

A 12 member delegation from Kenya has arrived in Accra to understudy the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) in its application of Nuclear Technology. The delegates who will be hosted for a week are representing various institutions including Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya bureau…

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Mathematics; a Dream Killer of Aspiring Female Scientists – Ghana’s First Female Nuclear Engineer Opens up

Ghana’s first female Nuclear Engineer Ekua Mensima has blamed Mathematics as being a threat to the dreams of aspiring young female scientists in Ghana. The 32 year old award winning scientist told GAEC Press in an interview  that, though Mathematics is “an easy to understand” subject  it not been fairly handled in schools with respect…

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Ghana’s Groundwater Reserves Threatened by Illegal Mining Activities

The Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre (NCERC) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has warned that the country’s groundwater reserves risk being contaminated if pragmatic steps are not taken to regulate illegal gold mining activities across the mining regions. This was disclosed in an interview by The Manager of NCERC Dr. Samuel Afful.…

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CNS: Review Meeting Identifies Ideas to Improve Nuclear Safety

The Seventh Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety was held from 27 March to 7 April 2017 at the IAEA Headquarters, in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA) Contracting Parties highlighted the importance of sustaining and enhancing a nuclear safety culture, maintaining effective legal frameworks, and enforcing safety precautions within the supply chain…

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DG’s Welcome Address: Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission – Phase 1

WELCOME ADDRESS BY PROF. B.J.B. NYARKO, DEPUTY GNPPO CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE GHANA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, ON THE OPENING CEREMONY OF GHANA’S PHASE 1 INTEGRATED NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW (INIR) MISSION; JANUARY 16- JANUARY 23, 2017. Mr. Chairman Dr. Nii Moi Thompson, CEO of NDPC Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency GNPPO Board…

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INIR Mission Brief: Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission – Phase 1

In December 2015, the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) acting on behalf of the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation (GNPPO) requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to carry out a Phase 1 Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission in Ghana, which the IAEA agreed to conduct in January 2017. The INIR service is designed…

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OCPA Internal Staff Training Programme

22nd June 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Secuity RESOURCE PERSONS: Selected Scientists from Institutes 29nd June 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Basic School RESOURCE PERSONS: Selected Scientists from Institutes 6th July 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Sanitary RESOURCE PERSONS: Selected Scientists from Institutes 13th July 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Horticulture RESOURCE PERSONS: Selected Scientists from Institutes 20th July 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Transport Unit RESOURCE PERSONS: Selected Scientists from Institutes 27th July 2016TRAINEES: GAEC Hospital RESOURCE…

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THE GENE TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

ABSTRACT   TOPIC: THE GENE TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES. SPEAKER: PROF. K. E. DANSO (DIRECTOR – BNARI).   The adoption of the Gene technology in crop improvement programme has resulted in tremendous crop yield and huge economic returns in many countries. The technology thus ensures food security, increases nutritional quality…

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Non-Destructive Testing Appreciation Course

The National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI), Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), is offering Appreciation Training Course in Non-destructive Testing (NDT). Non-destructive testing is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities or flaws without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. Course Objectives On completion of the course, participants…

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