UNRC visits Uganda

February 4th, 2014 — 

Mark Shaffer (NRC/OIP deputy director) and Sergey Katsenelenbogen (AdSTM) visited Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of Uganda to assess progress on the country wide inventory project and the development of a national registry of sealed radiation sources and X-ray generators. The meeting reviewed inventory results for Kampala region and praised AEC efforts in this area. The participants agreed to continue the inventory project to completion and to implement broader cooperation in the areas of regulatory development, physical infrastructure, and training opportunities for AEC staff. Present in the meeting were Dr. Akisophel Kisolo (AEC Chairman), Eng. Bezalel Kabanda and Dr. Joseph B M Kigula (members of the AEC board), Deogratias Luwalira (AEC CEO and Secretary) and AEC staff. The US NRC delegation met and discussed RSRP project activities with the Uganda Minister for Mineral Resources Hon. Lokeris Peter.