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Uganda harbours nuclear ambitions

Uganda expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Russia in June on the development of nuclear power. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) senior energy officer Usamah Kaggwa said AF-Consult Switzerland was developing a nuclear power generation and investment plan for the period to 2040. “This will determine the nuclear fuel supply, reactor technologies and radioactive waste management options, investment and financing plans for the planned nuclear power projects,” Kaggwa said.In October 2016, a delegation from Rosatom, led by Viktor Polikarpov, the company’s regional vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa, visited Uganda and held talks with President Yoweri Museveni.

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