Canada firm working on Uganda nuclear strategy via The Observer

Written by David Tash Lumu
Thursday, 26 March 2009 17:31
A Canadian company is working on a strategic plan that will see Uganda use uranium to generate electricity after getting a go-ahead from President Museveni.

“IBI is proposing a nuclear energy strategy for electrical power development in Uganda utilising the country’s potential uranium resources,” announced the company in a press statement last week.The statement notes that IBI’s uranium development strategy for Uganda seeks to benefit the public through the development of a national nuclear electrical power generation programme.
Nuclear energy is a controversial source of electricity as uranium can also be used to produce nuclear weapons. The Western world is currently watching two countries – Iran and North Korea – which are feared to be enriching uranium, euphemism for developing nuclear weapons.
President Museveni has said before that Uganda would use its extensive uranium deposits to produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Still, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is likely to seek guarantees that this is indeed the case.


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