President Akufo-Addo has today, Monday, August 3 2020, unveiled the first VW-assembled car in Ghana.
At the event held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, the President said his government will so everything to help the company succeed.
He added government is also in talks with other foreign companies and hopefully more of such companies will come to Ghana.
“We have put all doubting Thomases to bed and before the 2016 elections we promised to improve the economy by channelling some of our energy into the automobile sector and that is what we have done. We want to do much of assembling which will reduce importation of second-hand vehicles and this will also go a long way to reduce unemployment. I assure VW that the government will support them in all spheres of their work. Other automobile companies who have intentions of setting up plants will soon follow the footsteps of VW. Gov’t will continue to do it all it can to attract local and international automobile companies. I am confident that Ghana is on the cast of a bold new beginning. This is the first and many more to come, the government is bent on developing the country again.”
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanten, earlier this year 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.
The establishment of these assembling plants is expected to create some thousands of jobs for Ghanaians, particularly mechanical and electrical engineers.