- Trade and Industry minister, Alan Kyerematen, visited the assembly facility of Volkswagen Ghana in Accra
- VW is the first global automobile company to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry
- Plans are in place for the grand launching of Volkswagen car models, which are made in Ghana
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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has paid a working visit to the assembly facility of Volkswagen Ghana at North Industrial Area in Accra.
Under the Ghana Automobile Manufacturing Development Programme, VW became the first global automobile company to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry.
The MoU is with respect to the establishment of a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana.
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According to VW Ghana’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Oppong Peprah, the company has commenced commercial production under a registered local company, VW Ghana, and is currently producing five Volkswagen models in its Accra plant.
YEN.com.gh understands the brands are Tiguan, Amarok Pickup, Passat, Polo, and Teramont.
Peprah informed the minister that the company is planning a grand launch of Volkswagen car models which are made in Ghana.
Information available shows that Kyerematen used the visit to present the Bonafide Vehicle Assembler Certificate to VW Ghana.
He also commended Thomas Schaefer, the head of Volkswagen in the Sub Saharan Africa region, who joined the tour via a virtual link and his team for the confidence shown in Ghana.
Kyerematen promised the government’s support to facilitate the development of the second phase of the company to ensure the country reaps the full benefit of automobile manufacturing.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Toyota and VW would start assembling cars in Ghana in 2020.
This was revealed by President Akufo-Addo during his presentation of the 2020 edition of the State of the Nation Address.
He added that Sinotruk is also interested in doing business in Ghana and would begin the same process this year.
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