Title: A study of stakeholders' perspectives to inform management of the development of a civil nuclear power program for electricity generation in Ghana
Authors: Vincent Yao Agbodemegbe; Adolf Kofi Awua; George Kofi Appiah; Elikem Kwaku Ahialey
Addresses: Nuclear Power Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra ' Radiological and Medical Science Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra ' Nuclear Power Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra ' Nuclear Power Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon, Accra
Abstract: The renewed interest in the development of the civil nuclear power program in Ghana has since seen the implementation of sensitisation and educative programs aimed at enhancing knowledge and ensuring buy-in. A compendium of activities constituting stakeholder engagement efforts was conducted since the establishment of the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organization (GNPPO). A survey was piloted to measure, the perception, knowledge and interest of a section of the Ghanaian society. The results provided indications to expect that the nationwide survey will make evident, the high dependence on the national grid and appreciable interest for additional capacity (mainly solar and nuclear) to the existing electricity generation mix. Although participants are aware of some adverse effects of the power application of nuclear energy, the majority would likely be willing to accept the inclusion of nuclear power in Ghana's electricity generation mix and advocate for that endeavour.
Keywords: perception; knowledge; interest; nuclear; electricity.
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2023 Vol.13 No.1, pp.3 - 22
Received: 16 Nov 2021
Received in revised form: 24 May 2022
Accepted: 24 May 2022
Published online: 06 Apr 2023 *