The United States of America (US) and the Republic of Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU).
The NCMOU aims to improve the two countries’ cooperation on nuclear energy and strengthen their diplomatic and economic relationship.
Dr C.S. Eliot Kang, Senior Official for Arms Control and International Security, signed for the US, and Kwaku Ampratwum Sarpong, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, signed for Ghana.
The US and Ghana have an enduring diplomatic relationship, which includes long-standing cooperation in the fields of security, energy and commerce.
Cooperation in nuclear energy, science and technology between the US and Ghana can lead to significant contributions to clean energy, agricultural improvements, clean water, advanced medical treatments, and more.
Nuclear Cooperation MOUs are diplomatic mechanisms that strengthen and expand strategic ties between the US and a partner country by providing a framework for cooperation on civil nuclear issues and for engagement between experts from government, industry, national laboratories and academic institutions.
Since 2007, the various administrations in Ghana have supported the effort to improve the country’s energy security to provide leadership and resources to facilitate the nuclear power programme.