Officially opening the ongoing Southern African Power Pool 41st conference at coastal town of Swakopmund Friday, energy minister Obeth Kandjoze said Namibia would need this support as uranium trade is cumbersome.
The conference coordinates and plans generation, transmission and marketing of electricity in the region.
Although Namibia has huge deposits of uranium, the country is not yet a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group that seeks to enforce uranium exports for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Kandjoze said to become a member, the 48 countries in the group need to vote for Namibia.
“We are lobbying all our African brothers and countries which are members of the International Atomic Energy Agency to support our case to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group,” Kandjoze said.
According to the minister, once the country becomes a member of the suppliers group, Namibia will use the nuclear energy in the provision of medical, agricultural technologies and water. Enditem