German automobile giant, Volkswagen has extended its car assembling operations to West Africa, Ghana. The company made the decision to establish its assembly plant in 2018 with an MoU with the government of Ghana.
Ghana is a West African country with a population of about 31,000,000 people and a thriving private sector. The country has a buoyant upper and middle class citizens and are consided affluent and modern.
The assemble plant, located in Accra, is expected to produce about 5,000 units of vehicles every year with plans to increase production depending on the market demand. The VW plant started production April and outdoored its firts assembled car in June 2020.
Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanten inspected the car along with officials from the ministry.
According to Universal Motors, authorised distributors of VW cars in Ghana since 2005, the car models, ranging from Polo, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Teramont, Touareg to Amarck, Caddy and more will be displayed in their show room to car lovers and the general public with a starting price of GHC60,000 or $10,389.61.