Nuclear Power Ghana ends 3-day workshop with awards
Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG) as part of their media professionals’ training programme has organized three-day workshop for selected journalists to educate them on Ghana’s nuclear power project to enable them to lead advocacy against misconceptions about nuclear power, ended yesterday with some practitioners awarded for their exceptional work during the three days.
Nuclear Power as power generation option has the highest electricity production capacity as compared to all sources in the world. But, the NPG has a duty to first erase the misconceptions among the Ghanaian populace, giving birth to series of workshops.
One of such workshops happened at Haphzibah Christian Center, Peduase in the Eastern Region to train news Editors on how to report on nuclear power in order to change the erroneous impressions in the public domain.
The three days workshop came to close on Friday August 5, 2022 with all the participants receiving certificates. But some individuals who exceptional demonstrated understanding were given special awards with power bank and cash prizes.
Tens best were selected from all the Editors, and out of the ten, the best three were also selected as the NPG Chairman’s awards.
Prince Acquah of GNA from Takoradi emerged as the Overall Best, followed by Francis Ntow also of GNA and George Aboagye Wiafe of Accra-based Asaase Radio came third.
The Chairman’s awards winner, Prince Acquah expressed his excitement about the workshop and how it has changed his perceptions about nuclear power and that will help him to educate the public.
“Before this workshop whenever I heard nuclear, bomb always come to mind. But, now I know it is a source of energy that can bost electricity. The education will help us to educate the public”
For his part, Board Chairman of NPG, Prof. Benjamin J.B Nyarko expressed his joy about the workshop and the impact it will make on Ghanaians. He stated that, it was deliberate attempt to engage the media on the security, safety and safeguards of the nuclear power project in Ghana.
“In attempt to help in education, we always take one aspect and talk to the media about. This workshop was about security of the nuclear. Many will say Ghana that lacks maintenance culture how will they effectively manage this field. But on the contrary, things works differently on nuclear. You can’t do things on your own. There are standard measures all must follow all over the world. Ghana can’t do things differently from America, so if the media understands it they will help explain it to layman” Prof. Nyarko noted.
Meanwhile, most of the Editors that spoke to African Editors, expressed their excitement about the workshop and the knowledge acquired, which will help them to engage their audiences better on nuclear.
Source: Jerry John Akornor/ Raymond Karvi