Uganda plans to start nuclear power generation by 2031

Uganda expects to start generating at least 1000 megawatts (MW) from nuclear power by 2031 as it moves to diversify its sources of electricity and accelerate its energy transition, a key part of its climate change response. President Yoweri Museveni has stated he is keen to exploit the nation’s uranium deposits. Uganda has signed a deal with China under which the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) would support it in building peaceful atomic energy capacity. In Africa, only South Africa at present has an operational nuclear power plant.

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