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State of the nation address: Uganda to make nuclear power

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda has completed plans to invest in nuclear energy. (PHOTO/PML Daily)

KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL – President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday June 6 revealed plans for Uganda to start investing in nuclear power.

The head of state made the remarks during the state of the nation address at the Kampala Serena Conference centre in the capital.

He told the country that government has completed pre-feasibility studies for a 2000MW Nuclear Power Project following the identification of eight potential sites for nuclear power plants in Buyende, Kiruhura, Lamwo, Mubende and Nakasongola.

At the right time, he said “we shall have to go to nuclear.”

He added: “We have a lot of uranium and a Canadian company wanted to export it but I said ‘No, I am not a fool'”

Mr. Museveni explained that the use of atomic energy in Uganda continues to rise in the medical, industrial and agricultural applications.

To this effect, he noted that government has established a national register of radiation sources and facilities.

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