Ghana's First Automobile Manufacturing Company Inaugurated

Ghana's First Automobile Manufacturing Company Inaugurated

Ghana's First Automobile Manufacturing Company Inaugurated

Razzmatazz at launch for Ghana-made Kantanka cars

Ghana’s first automobile company, Kantanka Automobile Manufacturing Company has been inaugurated.

The Ghanaian vehicle-manufacturing company has now completed all the necessary processed to allow it sale commercially.

The first batch of 35 vehicles made by the company is now on sale.

Two models of sports utility vehicles, the Kantanka Omama and the Kantanka Onantefo, will be unveiled, together with the Kantanka K71 saloon car, in Accra tomorrow.

The company is expected to increase production to 70 vehicles by January 2016 according to a Graphic report.

Ghana's First Automobile Manufacturing Company Inaugurated

Interior of one of the Kantanka cars

Owner of the company, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka told the media that “we have been able to complete all the necessary requirements as demanded by agencies involving the DVLA, the police as well as the Road Safety Commission”.

Ghana's First Automobile Manufacturing Company Inaugurated

A fleet of Kantanka cars

Apostle Safo, who would not readily disclose the price range for the vehicles however indicated that the prices will largely be dependent on the tax rate charged by government.

Reliable sources say the price will start from GH¢76,000.

Background

The Kantanka Automobile Manufacturing Company was set up by Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, the Leader of the Kristo Asafo Mission.

Prior to that he was a master technician at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the 1970s before he ventured into the Gospel ministry.

As a music enthusiast, Apostle Safo started with the manufacture of electrical drums with brain units, loud speakers, professional mixing consoles, amplifiers, pre-amps and seven-stringed bass guitars (the first of its kind in the world at the time).

 

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