Mineral Economist Professor Mathias Mpande says Zambia has the capacity to investment in nuclear energy.
Professor Mpande says this is because the country has relevant skilled manpower, minerals and chemicals used in processing nuclear energy in Africa.
He says Zambia has the second highest reserves of Uranium used in Nuclear production after Niger.
Professor Mphande says Uranium is present in Luwamana, Kansanshi , along the Zambezi valley, Eastern province and Northern province respectively.
In an interview with ZNBC News, Professor Mpande said the use of Nuclear energy is a worthwhile investment adding that it is cheaper than other sources of energy.
He has called on government to ensure that its industrialisation agenda is realised by ensuring that all Uranium being mined is processed and sold at metal stage as opposed to selling it in its raw form.