The mandate of NSAC is to lead all activities to the selection of a preferred site for Ghana’s Nuclear Power Plant. The Centres also leads in coordination of all safety, security, safeguards and emergency preparedness issues for the NPI. These areas fall mainly under the domain of the regulatory body, and NSAC is the Centre under the NPI that collaborates with the regulatory body to deliver these work tasks.

The overall objective of the centre is to select a suitable site for the country’s first Nuclear Power Plant taking into consideration issues of safety and security.