President Edgar Lungu has called for support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country’s efforts to diversify the energy sector through the use of nuclear energy.
President Lungu says there is need to sensitize and educate Zambians on the use and benefits of Nuclear energy.
President Lungu said this when IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano paid a courtesy call on him at State House in Lusaka on Wednesday morning.
President Lungu said nuclear energy will be used to enhance progress and productivity in the lives of Zambians.
He also called for the agency to assist government in the acquisition of advanced equipment and assist with guidelines that will enable people to comply with the rules and regulations of nuclear science.
And Dr Amano said the agency is able to assist the Zambian government in formulating and establishing legal frameworand also building capacity on nuclear power.
He said the agency will send experts to Zambia to assist in the areas of interest to trace the viability of such sectors.
Dr Amano has also expressed happiness with the operations at the Cancer Diseases Hospital and the setting up of satellite cancer centres in other parts of the country.
He said the agency is willing to continue working with the Zambian Government to enhance the capacity for growth in the nuclear sector.