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Founded Since 1850
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) is an independent regulatory body established by the NRA Act, 2015 (Act 895) and began operations in January 2016.
The NRA has a statutory responsibility for regulating civilian use of nuclear and other radioactive materials in medicine, industry, agriculture, education and research in Ghana. This is to ensure the protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.
To ensure humans and the environment are protected from all harmful effects of radiation.
To regulate radiation and nuclear facilities to meet national and international standards and obligations in a professional, objective and transparent manner.
To authorise and regulate the civilian use of nuclear and other radioactive sources in Ghana.
To ensure the protection of the general public, patients, people who work with radiation, property and the environment from the harmful effects of radiations.
To regulate research reactors, the gamma irradiation facility; and radioactive sources used in medicine, industry, research, education and in the near future commercial nuclear power plants.
To regulate the possession, use, transport, storage and the disposal of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and also licences the import and export of radioactive materials.
- Professionalism: Adhere to standard operating procedures in performance of duties using competent staff.
- Integrity: Honesty in dealing with clients and stakeholders.
- Transparency: In communication, decision making with licensees, relevant stakeholders and the public in an appropriate an accurate manner.
- Objectivity to be fair to all clients and other stakeholders.