- John Dumelo has stated that placing an ban on the importation of vehicles into the country would be impossible
- His comment comes after engaging his social media followers on what they thought was the best way to reduce unemployment in Ghana
- Responding to the tweet,he explained that importation was a two-way affair emphasizing that local producers would also need to export their cars to other countries
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Actor, entrepreneur and budding politician, John Dumelo has stated that placing an ban on the importation of vehicles into the country would be impossible.
His comment follows a conversation trend he started on social media platform, Twitter, asking his followers what they thought was the best way to reduce unemployment in Ghana.
In response, a tweet suggested to him that there should be a ban on the importation of foreign vehicles adding that government partner with manufacturers of Kantanka Automobiles as well as establish workshops in all constituencies in Ghana to enable mass production.
Responding to the tweet, the Ayawaso West Wuogon MP candidate explained that importation is a two-way affair emphasizing that local producers would also need to export their cars to other countries.
He was however, quick to add that cars manufactured in Ghana must be competitive to survive in the market.
Meanwhile, indigenous automobile manufacturer, Kantanka has indicated that it has doubled its production output.
According to Kantanka Automobile its production line reached 250 units in 2018 because of the high demand of cars from Nigeria.
“Production is currently still on-going; we have doubled last year’s production and we have just recently added an order of 100 vehicles to hit the Nigerian market," General Manager of Kantanka Automobile, Francis Kudjordjie revealed to reporters.
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