The NPP Germany Branch has appealed to Ghanaians to support the leading car manufacturers in the world that are establishing in Ghana.
According to a press release signed by the Branch’s Communications Director Nana Osei Boateng, the Akufo-Addo led administration since it took over the reigns of government has sought to create a business friendly ecosystem in the country where it is easy to do business and nurture start ups amongst other things and to boost Ghana’s industrialization and manufacturing capacity as a country.
It indicated that one key industry under these initiatives is the automotive industry which has brought in Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan and other car manufacturers to test, build and operate assembling plants, showrooms among other business plans.
Below is the full press release:
CAR MANUFACTURERS AROUND THE WORLD TROOPING TO GHANA FOR BUSINESS
The Akufo-Addo led administration since it took over the reigns of government has sought to create a business friendly ecosystem in the country where it is easy to do business and nurture start ups amongst other things and boost our industrialization and manufacturing strength as a country. This is a very economical way of developing our country while raising our capitalist market and creating employment for a growing population.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry since 2016 has created many flagship projects and implemented these initiatives in the country.
One key industry under these initiatives is the automotive industry which has brought in Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan and other car manufacturers to test, build and operate assembly plants, showrooms among other business plans.
Led by the Chairperson and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, Martina Biene, members of the group were in the country for the launch of the $8 million assembly plant at Tema last Thursday.
With an installed capacity of 5,000 units per annum, the new facility will assemble the T-Cross, Tiguan, Amarok and Virtus models of the VW range of vehicles, creating 80 jobs, including local third-party service suppliers.
By the new facility, the country becomes the fourth assembling location for VW vehicles in sub-Saharan Africa, joining the league of South Africa, which is host to the company’s largest assembly plant, with Kenya and Rwanda.
This stands out as one of the biggest leaps for the country in recent years. Now Ghana is a home for automobile manufacturers and automakers. This idea by the government is a great one which will go a long way to even help local manufacturers and automotive companies to take advantage of partnerships and improve their competitiveness.
The NPP government is right when it says we don’t know how to raise the dead by we know how to raise our economy back to life. The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is on course and nothing can stop Ghana from growing.
Long live NPP
Long live the President
Long live Ghana.
Nana Osei Boateng
NPP Germany Branch