Ghana’s current vice president, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur, has accepted the delivery of two locally made sport utility vehicles as part of an effort to boost the local automobile industry in Ghana.
The vice president had, on a tour of the Kantanka Automobile facility, pledged to purchase two of the cars, which he said were affordable and of high quality.
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‘‘It wasn’t a difficult decision at all, it was very easy. The cars have a certain quality. They compete favorably with the imported ones. They are also cheaper and there’s local availability of parts and expertise to fix them if there are any problems,” the vice president stated at a ceremony to commemorate the handing over of the vehicles.
Kantanka is a Ghanaian automobile company with three brands of their vehicles already out on the market: the K71, Omama, and Onantefuor.
“Buy Ghana” campaigners have often pressured government agencies to promote Ghanian products and initiative, as to help them grow.
As Ghana enters its political season (which sees politicians travel all over the country), campaigners have been tasking politicians to acquire some of these cars, which are tailored for local conditions. Ghana’s New Patriotic Party candidate, who is the leading opposition, promised in this past November’s polls to also buy some Kantanka vehicles for the party’s campaign.
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