Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has uncovered the first Volkswagen vehicle to be collected in Ghana, following the foundation of the VW get together plant in Ghana.
At the disclosing function, held at the Kempinski Hotel, on Monday, third August 2020, President Akufo-Addo communicated his joy at the choice taken by Volkswagen “to collect some of its brands directly here in Ghana, for local use, yet in addition for the West African market.”
It will be reviewed that on Thursday, 30th August 2018, at the greeting of the President, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, paid a concise visit to Ghana, where an understanding was reached between Government, Volkswagen and its Ghanaian accomplice for the gathering, and, at last, the creation of VW vehicles in the nation.
As indicated by President Akufo-Addo, there were numerous who communicated questions about the attainability of such a get together plant being set up in Ghana; and there were the individuals who, for limited, fanatic contemplations, portrayed this declaration as only a fabrication, which could never come around.
“Two years on, we have perplexed the questioning Thomases, and I am glad to be here toward the beginning of today to dispatch, authoritatively, the first Volkswagen vehicle that has been gathered in our nation. It is a decent day for Mother Ghana,” he included.
VW’s essence in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo noted, has been encouraged by Government’s striking move to build up the Ghana Automotive Development Policy, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, with liberal financial motivators.
“It is satisfying to take note of that VW is going past the ‘Bug’ to gather in Ghana different brands, in particular Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat. Volkswagen signifies ‘The People’s Car’, so I am hopeful that the brands being gathered in Ghana won’t just be moderate, yet in addition be top notch,” he included.
The President guaranteed Volkswagen Ghana that Government will keep on supporting the organization in different manners to guarantee the manageability and gainfulness of this endeavor in Ghana.
To this end, he showed that the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has given, as of late, another order to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and, undoubtedly, to the Public Procurement Authority, to give first inclination to the securing of privately gathered vehicles, when open assets are utilized to purchase vehicles.
“Furthermore, the Minister for Finance, in his phenomenal Mid-Year Budget Review Statement to Parliament, demonstrated that Government will set up an Automobile Industry Development Support Center, which will, among others, co-ordinate the specialized procedures for permitting local vehicle constructing agents and producers, and screen, additionally, their consistence with industry guidelines and principles,” he said.
He proceeded, “The Center will likewise co-ordinate the execution of a basic component of a reasonable car division, that is the foundation of a Vehicle Financing Scheme, which will connect budgetary organizations to people and gatherings keen on buying recently amassed vehicles in Ghana. Moreover, the Center will complete an Automotive Skills Enhancement Program to give essential abilities to the different classes of the worth chain of the car business.”
With the Chinese organization, Sinotruk, effectively occupied with the gathering of trucks in Ghana, the President was cheerful that other worldwide car organizations, which have demonstrated their readiness to open for business in Ghana, will before long follow the striking, spearheading case of Volkswagen.
In building up the new vehicle industry in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo repeated the dedication of Government not to crush the employments of nearby partners occupied with the business esteem chain.
“I have drawn in with agents of the different partner groupings, and given them the affirmation that Government will acquaint the essential arrangement shields with secure their inclinations, and empower them, likewise, after some time, to adjust to the new real factors of the rising car division,” he said.
Furthermore, Government, the President stated, will keep on presenting proper motivations and bolster intercessions to pull in both unfamiliar and neighborhood speculations into the car get together and fabricating area in Ghana.