Nuclear energy: Uganda seeks cooperation with Algeria

Uganda will cooperate with Algeria in nuclear energy use, President Yoweri Museveni has said.

President Museveni, who is on a State visit to Algeria, toured the Nuclear Research Center of Algiers on Monday and congratulated the North African country for taking the right steps in the area of nuclear physics and energy.

“Nuclear energy helps in areas of medicine, agriculture, energy, and propulsion. Uganda already has a nuclear energy unit, and we shall collaborate with the Nuclear Research Center here on specific areas of cooperation,” Museveni said.

Early this year, the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-year, sent a team of nuclear energy experts to Uganda to discuss investment prospects in the country’s nuclear energy development.

The Korean team of experts and investors held talks with President Museveni and the Ministry of Energy officials to pave the way for the construction of a $9 billion (sh33 trillion) nuclear power plant in Uganda.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cleared the power plant project in May last year, but Uganda had not yet secured an investor.

Uganda signed a five-year agreement with the IAEA to develop the nuclear power plant in May last year.

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)