- Akufo-Addo has unveiled the first Volkswagen vehicle to be assembled in Ghana
- At the unveiling ceremony, Akufo-Addo expressed his delight at the decision taken by Volkswagen
- Some of the VW brands assembled in Ghana are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat
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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has unveiled the first VW-assembled car in the West African nation.
The colorful event happened in the capital, Accra on Monday, August 3, 2020.
Some of the VW models being assembled in Ghana are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo, and Passat.
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President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the VW assembly plant will create a lot of highly skilled jobs, reduce the high amounts of foreign exchange used in the importation of second-hand vehicles, and also strengthen the Ghanaian currency.
He further opined that the establishment of the VW plant in Ghana will also earn the nation foreign exchange through the exportation of made-in-Ghana vehicles.
“With the Chinese company, Sinotruk, already engaged in the assembly of trucks in Ghana, I am hopeful that other global automobile companies, which have indicated their preparedness to set-up shop in Ghana, will soon follow the remarkable, pioneering example of Volkswagen,” he noted.
In March 2020, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Alan Kyeremanten, visited the assembling plant of Volkswagen (VW) at the North Industrial Area in Accra, to have first-hand insight regarding the ongoing work of the automobile giant.
Accompanied by some officials of the Trade Ministry, Mr. Kyeremanten expressed satisfaction with the facility of VW.
“I assure Volkswagen and its local assembler in Ghana of the full support of the government in creating an enabling environment and incentive framework to make their investment a major success," he said.
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The President assured Volkswagen Ghana that Government will continue to support the company in diverse ways to ensure the sustainability and profitability of this venture in Ghana.
To this end, he indicated that the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has issued, recently, a new directive to all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, and, indeed, to the Public Procurement Authority, to give first preference to the acquisition of locally assembled vehicles, when public funds are used to buy vehicles.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that with only GHC 60,000 you can own a brand new Volkswagen (VW) car from the company’s assembling plant located at the North Industrial Area in Accra.
This was revealed in a proposal sighted online. The proposal from Universal Motors Limited, the authorized distributors of VW in Ghana noted that some of the models assembled in Ghana range from Polo, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Teramont, Touareg, etc.
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Source: Yen Ghana