The Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has sworn in the Chief Executive Officer of Bui Power Authority (BPA), Samuel Kofi Ahiave Dzamesi as a Board Member of Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG) on January 24, 2022, at the Ministry of Energy, Conference Room.
Earlier in July 2021, a seven-member board with Prof. B.J.B Nyarko as Board Chairman was inaugurated by the Minister for Energy. Bui Power Authority, Volta River Author and Ghana Atomic Energy Commission are the shareholders of NPG, the Owner / Operator Organisation for Ghana’s first Nuclear Power Plant.
NPG was formed as a limited liability company in July 2019 and has the responsibility to execute Nuclear Power Project development in the country including issues such as Siting, Grid infrastructure assessment for compatibility, Vendor selection, Construction, Commissioning, Operation & Maintenance and Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plant(s). NPG therefore, is the heart of Ghana’s Nuclear Power Project and has embraced the challenge to deliver on target.
Membership of NPG Board
The Board of Nuclear Power Ghana is chaired by Prof. Benjamin J.B. Nyarko, Director General, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC). The other members of the board are Owuraku Aidoo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy – Power; Patricia Appiagyei, Member of Parliament for Asokwa; Emmanuel Twum Antwi-Darkwah, Chief Executive of VRA; Dr. Stephen Yamoah, Executive Director, NPG; Anthony Dzadzra, Director, Policy, Planning, Budgeting Monitoring & Evaluation, Ministry of Energy; and Dr. Robert Bright Mawuko Sogbadji, Deputy Director, Renewable & Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Energy.