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[en] Conclusion: Ghana’s electricity generation mix developed along line its ambition to attain a high income status in fulfillment of the socio-economic aspirations of its people. The assessment considers the influence of the future electricity generation on greenhouse gas emission. The results indicate that nuclear power can play a key role in greenhouse gas emission mitigation, due to the dominant role it is expected play in the electricity generation mix. The low contribution of renewable sources is due to limitation in their resource availability in Ghana particularly in the case of hydro, wind and biomass. Even though solar is abundant by virtue of Ghana’s geographical location, the unavailability of cost effective energy storage system in the foreseeable future imposed limitations on its wide spread use. The Introduction of nuclear power in Ghana is confronted by a major challenge which is financing. The high capital cost of NPPs makes it currently difficult for government to finance them calling for arrange with vendor countries through build operate and transfer arrangement, public private partnership (PPP), etc. In addition, some decision makers and some members of the general public have concerns about nuclear safety, particularly in the case where Ghana is a developing country. This therefore calls for public education to allay their fears and negative perception about the technology.
[en] Ghana is preparing to add nuclear power to its electricity generation mix in order to tackle its perennial electricity problems and stimulate rapid industrialization and growth of national economy. In addressing the workforce management issues, promotion of a strong culture for safety is one of the requirements. Effective management system must be used to foster strong leadership and culture for safety. Therefore, this presentation will discuss the Ghana Nuclear Power Programme Organisation’s (GNPPO) effort towards strengthening culture for safety. This paper will discuss the GNPPO concept of fostering a strong safety culture based on the following: 1) evaluation of the status of the safety culture in various Ghanaian organizations, 2) identification of good practices in safety culture 3) seeking expert’s advice in nuclear safety culture from IAEA experts and 4) building a strong safety culture for Ghana nuclear power programme that incorporates both local and international best practices. To achieve the above, a questionnaire is currently being piloted in association with the Ghana Institute of Safety and Environment (GhISE). The results and trends observed from the survey would be presented in the paper. Another activity being planned is the hosting of a national conference on safety culture to be held in Accra, Ghana in October 2018. The conference is being organized in collaboration with the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) and the GhISE. This conference will bring together various international (including IAEA experts) and national experts on occupational safety and safety culture to discuss the status of the safety in critical organizations in the country. (author)