The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has unveiled the first VW vehicles assembled in the newly established VW Assembly Plant in Ghana.
Unveiling the vehicles on Monday, 3rd August 2020, the President noted that the brands being assembled are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat, adding that,”It is a good day for Mother Ghana.”
He said the VW assembly plant will create a lot of highly skilled jobs, reduce the high amounts of foreign exchange used in the importation of second-hand vehicles, and, thereby, help strengthen the Ghanaian currency.
The VW assembly plant, President Akufo-Addo said will also earn the nation foreign exchange through the exportation of made-in-Ghana vehicles.
He expressed hope that,”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.”