The government is to lay out a comprehensive programme to support the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited to produce vehicles fit for the African market.
Taking his turn at the Meet-the-Press series in Accra on the 8th of May 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, said the government was determined to support the company to supply more vehicles to the local market and also export to other African countries under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
He said any item produced in Ghana “has a premium value” in other African countries, and so Kantanka vehicles would enjoy high patronage.
“You will see what benefits the Kantanka brand will have,” the minister said.
Mr Kyerematen allayed fears that the government’s decision to allow international automobile companies, such as Toyota and Nissan, to establish assembly plants in the country, would cripple the business of Kantanka.
Rather, he said, the government would provide the needed environment and incentive for Kantanka to produce more to feed the local market and be competitive in exporting to other African countries.
Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is a subsidiary of the Kantanka Group of Companies, founded by the founder and leader of Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka.
The company is into the manufacturing of automotive components and their combination with other parts outsourced from component suppliers to form a complete built unit.
The Kantanka range of cars, which is made up of saloon and four-wheel cars, include Kantanka Nkunimdie SUV, Kantanka Omama Pickup, and Kantanka 4×4 and Pickup/SUV.