Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng has assured Volkswagen Ghana, of government’s support to facilitate the development of the second phase of the company.
He said that is to ensure that the country reaps the full benefit of automobile manufacturing.
The Minister gave the assurance when he paid a working visit to Volkswagen to inspect the first phase of VW Ghana Assembly Facility in Accra.
He commended the head of the Volkswagen Sub-Saharan African Region, Thomas Schaefer, for the confidence shown in Ghana.
He therefore presented a Bonafide Vehicle Assembler Certificate to Volkswagen Ghana.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Jeffrey Oppong Peprah who accompanied the Minister and his team to the tour of the plant indicated that the company commenced commercial production under a registered local company VW Ghana.
He said the company is currently producing five Volkswagen models in its Accra plant. These brands include Tiguan, Amarok Pickup, Passat, Polo and Teramont.
The CEO informed the Minister that the company will soon launch the grand made in Ghana Volkswagen car models.
The Minister was accompanied by Mr. Subhi Accad, CEO of Universal Motors Volkswagen’s retailer and a team from both the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Finance.
Volkswagen was the first global automobile company to sign MOU with Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry to establish vehicle assembly plant in Ghana under the Ghana Automobile Manufacturing Development Programme.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | talksafrica.com