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Volkswagen to manufacture cars in Ghana

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The first phase of the global automobile giant’s local assembly of vehicles, Volkswagen, will begin in Accra, Ghana between March and April 2020. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that by the end of April 2020, the German car company  #Volkswagen will start production in Ghana.

In 2018, the auto-manufacturing company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ghana’s government to begin the process of establishing an assembly plant in the country to service the sub-regional West African industry.

The assembly plant is expected to produce approximately 5,000 vehicle units annually with plans to increase production, depending on market demand.

Having unveiled the Ghana Automotive Development Policy in August 2019, President Akufo-Addo told Parliament that some preeminent players, like Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan, Renault, Hyundai, Sinotruk and Suzuki, have so far drawn investment and commercial interests.

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