The Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) was constituted to provide scientific and technical support was established in 1993 by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission as the third research institute of the Commission. The Atomic Energy Act 204 of 1963, which has been replaced by the Atomic Energy Act 588 of 2000, established the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC). Under the Act 588, RPI was established to provide technical support to the then Radiation Protection Board (now replaced with GNRA) established under GAEC by PNDCL 308 of 1993. Following the establishment of the Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Authority (GNRA) by Act 895 of 14 August 2015, The RPI has been restructured with well-defined activities and programmes. The Electronic Communication Act 775 and the Guidelines for Installation of Telecommunication Masts places addition responsibility of assessing and monitoring of telecommunication cell sites on the RPI. The functions of the Radiation Protection Institute among others are to undertake research and development in the areas of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. This is to ensure the health and safety of radiation workers, patients, the public and the environment; and the security of radioactive substances and nuclear materials/installations, including radioactive waste management.
Our vision is to be recognized both nationally and internationally as the leading Ghanaian research and service institution for the protection against ionizing and non-ionising radiation, safety and security of radioactive materials and nuclear installations.
Our mission is to provide an effective national scientific and technical framework for the protection of people, property and the environment against any adverse effect of ionizing and non-ionising radiation, and the safety and security of radioactive materials and nuclear installations.