A US news website is claiming to have uncovered evidence that the much heralded Kantanka made in Ghana cars were made in China.
According to Jalopnik.com, a website dedicated to news about the automotive industry, it has uncovered evidence that the claim that the Kantanka brand of cars were made in Ghana, is false and that the cars are made in China with very little assembling work done in Ghana.
An investigative piece written by Raphael Orlove revealed that a Chinese manufacturing company is actually behind the making of the cars and to which they proudly advertise on the Chinese e-commerce website Alibaba.com.
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“In the auto industry, they’re called Complete Knock Down kits (CKDs)…The way it works is that a developed country… does the heavy industrial lifting, then ships those semi-finished pieces to [undeveloped country for final assembly]
“… Judging by Kantanka’s factory tours … it appears to be using very complete kits from China, ” Orlove writes.
The two companies that have been named to be the actually makers are Chongqing Big Science and Technology and Guangdong Foday Automobile Co. Ltd.
The Kantanka Group is yet to respond to these allegations.