Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, producers of Kantanka vehicles has announced producing in commercial quantities for the Ghanaian market in fourth quarter of 2014 after the successful installation of its assembling plants at Gomoa Mpota in the Central Region.
The facility expected to be commissioned during the said time will have about one hundred and fifty vehicles made up of pick-ups and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) unveiled to the general public.
‘After years of hard work researching to make this dream come true, we can confidently announce to you today that we are ready to produce in commercial quantities,’ CEO of Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo declared.
According to him, test runs of the facility have also been successfully completely, paving the way for the grand launch of the facility to the general public.
The plant, comparable to any automobile assembling facility in the world, assembles imported vehicle parts from China and other parts of the world, including locally manufactured ones.
It has the capacity to produce eight vehicles a day and could further be expanded to produce twelve or more depending on market demand.
The government is expected to buy majority of the vehicles produced by the company as the demand to resource state institutions keeps growing.
The purchase would further indicate the government’s commitment to promoting locally manufactured products. Phase two of the project which entails the rolling out of saloon cars is projected to take place by end of 2015, according to the Operations Manager, Kojo Kudzordzi, who conducted journalists round the facility.
Apostle Dr. Safo, commenting further said the facility represents the intelligence of the Blackman.
‘So many people think that the Blackman is not intelligent to manufacture things but that is not true. We can also make it if only we persevere,’ he noted.
He appealed to the general public to support him as he seeks to make the country the hub of automobile in the West African sub region.
‘Help me to manufacture and our country will be a better place to live,’ he added.
President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Rev. Ing. Eric Ankrah, commenting on the plant said the institution was in support of the facility and would help transform it by accrediting it as a Center of Excellence for Competence Based Approach to assist in training the youth for the job market.
‘This is the policy of the government,’ he noted.
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