Uganda and Russia Sign Nuclear Energy Deal

  • Uganda has signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Russia for the development and non-military use of nuclear energy.
  • The Ugandan Government is seeking to develop nuclear energy to meet the future increasing needs for electricity which might not be met through hydropower.

The pact was inked last week during the 63rd regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Eng. Irene Muloni, Ugandan Minister of Energy and Mineral Development and Nikolai Spasskiy, the Deputy Director General of ROSATOM, signed the Agreements on behalf of their of their governments.

Related news: ROSATOM signs nuclear energy agreement with Rwanda.

The agreement seeks to establish a strong cooperative framework with a focus on development of nuclear energy power plants in Uganda, the production and application of radioisotopes for industrial, healthcare, agricultural use, plus support towards strengthening nuclear and radiation safety and security, as well as education and training.

Related news: ROSATOM training Nigerians on nuclear energy.

Author: GBA News Desk

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