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President Akufo-Addo To Commission Nissan Assembly Plant

President Akufo-Addo is expected to commission a Nissan Assembly plant later today March 31, at the Tema Industrial Area in Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

He announced it during the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday, March 30.

He disclosed that the new Nissan Assembly Plant can assemble five thousand (5,000) vehicles annually.

He said the factory is currently producing Nissan and Peugeot brands of vehicles for the Ghanaian and West African markets.

“I will have the pleasure to commission this new plant in Tema tomorrow” he proudly said.

Additionally, he indicated that KIA, Hyundai, and Renault are also expected to commence commercial production this year.

“Since June 2021, Toyota and Suzuki brands of vehicles are being produced here, commencing with the production of Hilux Pickup and Swift models. VW and Sinotruck, which commenced commercial operations in 2020, have continued to assemble their brands of vehicles and are enjoying significant local patronage.

“Our national iconic automobile brand, the Kantanka brand produced by Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd., also stepped-up production of its made-in-Ghana vehicles which include Nkunimdie SUV, Omama Pickup, Onantefo 4×4 Pickup, Otumfuo SUV and K71 Small SUV models.”

President Akufo-Addo said the Ghana Automotive Development Policy, outdoors in August 2019 has facilitated the establishment and output of these facilities in Ghana.

He hopes the opportunity of the moratorium placed on the importation of 4×4 vehicles for official use, will be seized by the local assembly plants.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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