The change in climatic cycle has unceremoniously altered the natural, dependent provenance of source of energy. With the unexpected change of climate, precipitation and water sources, have decreased in their level making them unreliable to be used in power production.
The nation of Tanzania will hence shift its focus to an alternative source of energy, with nuclear reactors esteemed to take center stage. In as much that this is yet to be confirmed, there could be a humongous and conspicuous possibility that the thought is being pondered upon and may soon be given life to carry on with the project.
Today the use of nuclear technology is very important in many aspects of modern life, as radiation sources are essential for many applications, including nuclear power plants, biomedical applications such as nuclear medicine therapy and in the manufacturing and processing industries.
“Already, people in the United States are benefiting from electricity power generated from nuclear plants. Before Tanzania and other African countries can follow suit, there is need to first establish legal framework to ensure its safety applications,” said Brigadier General Fulgences Msafiri, the Director General of Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) during a Regional Workshop on Nuclear Law for African Member States taking place in Tanzania.
He further said that Tanzania was participating in the ‘Regional Project RAF0048’ designed to support African Member States in establishing adequate ‘national legal frameworks,’ to ensure safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Earlier, an advocate from the office of the Kenyan Attorney General, Ms Josephine Sinyo, pointed out that many people in the African continent relate the terms ‘nuclear’ and ‘atomic,’ energy with war, heavy weapons and essentially death.
“We are yet to educate our people regarding the positive and productive side of atomic and nuclear powers,” she stated.
To Ms Sinyo, as one of the legal experts, they were hopeful that eventually they will form and enhance respective legal frameworks to ensure protection and safety of workers, the public as well as the environment to ensure proper application of the otherwise feared source of energy.