President Museveni said the government has completed pre-feasibility studies for a 2000-Megawatt nuclear power project adding that Uganda must think of nuclear power because all the hydropower plants being constructed or soon to be constructed along river Nile will not be enough.
Ugandas nuclear energy ambitions were further boosted by the visit of six experts from International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA for the onsite mission to uranium rich districts in the country. Uganda plans to produce up to 30,000 Megawatts of electricity from its uranium by 2026.
The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi has treated 102 cancer patients since the breakdown of the radiotherapy machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute-Mulago. The treatment at Agha Khan University Hospital in Kenya would have cost cost close to 700 million Shillings. However, the patients were not charged under the partnership.
A survey of potential sites for nuclear power development was conducted by the Siting Working Group SWG comprising of experts from different Ministries and Departments. The results of the survey recommended areas around the Kyoga, Katonga and Aswa regions as the most suitable potential sites for nuclear stations and substations.