President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today (August 3, 2020) unveiled the first VW vehicles assembled in the country by the German auto manufacturer, Volkswagen. This unveiling followed the establishment of an assembly plant in the country by the auto giant earlier this year.
The establishment of the plant was the result of an agreement between the car manufacturer and the Government of Ghana, led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Volkswagen was founded by the German government in 1937, under the rule of Adolf Hitler. It was originally called Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH,but later renamed year, Volkswagenwerk(meaning the People’s Car Company)inthe same year.
According to a post on the president Akufo-Addo’s Facebook page, the brands being assembled in the country are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat.
“It is a good day for Mother Ghana”, President Akufo-Addo said in the said post, adding that the establishment of the assembly plant will create a lot of highly skilled jobs, reduce the huge amounts spent on foreign exchange for the importation of second-hand cars, earn the nation some foreign exchange and help strengthen the local currency, the Ghana cedi.
The president indicated that it is his hope that, with Sinotruk, a Chinese truck assembly company already in Ghana, other global auto companies would walk their talk and establish similar plants in Ghana soon.
“With the Chinese company, Sinotruk, already engaged in the assembly of trucks in Ghana, I am hopeful that other global automobile companies, which have indicated their preparedness to set-up shop in Ghana, will soon follow the remarkable, pioneering example of Volkswagen.”
By a ghanahotissues.com writer
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