By Laudia Sawer, GNA
Tema, Dec. 14, GNA – Mr Carlos Ahenkorah, a
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has entreated industry and business
players to purchase locally assembled brand new vehicles.
Mr Ahenkorah noted that buying brand new
vehicles assembled in Ghana would expand the Ghana’s economy as more jobs would
be created to absolve the large number of unemployed youth.
He gave the advice during the 2019 annual
customer appreciation day of the Zonda Tec Ghana Limited held at its head
office in Tema.
said buying brand new cars saved a lot of money on maintenance compared
to the used imported ones adding that its was cheaper also as it came without
the import duties and other charges.
He added that following government’s launch
of the automotive policy, vehicle assembly companies including Toyota and
Nissan had established branches in Ghana to put brand new vehicles on the
According to him, the automotive policy was
initiated as part of government’s resolve to develop a new industry to support
the economy instead of overly relying on cocoa, timber and gold.
Mr Ahenkorah stressed that a country that
did not have the appropriate transport infrastructure would have her
development hampered, the reason why, according to him, government was
investing in Ghana’s transport sector through the expansion of railway lines as
well as the construction of needed roads.
He commended Zonda for establishing its
plant in Ghana and providing industries with durable and efficient new trucks.
Madam Yang Yang, Chief Executive Officer,
Zonda Tec Ghana Limited, said her outfit was ready to partner government to
provide durable but affordable light and heavy duty equipment to Ghanaians.
Madam Yang added that the Company would from
2020 provide free maintenance training to drivers and mechanics of clients to
ensure that vehicles purchased from them would be properly maintained.
While thanking all clients for being part of
the success story of the company, she urged them to drive safely to avoid
accidents especially during the Christmas festivities.
She presented five tricycles to Mr
Ahenkorah, who is the Member of Parliament for Tema West, to facilitate his
constituency duties as part of Zonda’s corporate social responsibility.
Mr Isaac Amo-Baning, Human Resource Director
of Zonda, in a welcoming address, said the company entered into Ghana’s
automobile industry in 2010 adding that the customer appreciation day was
organized not to only honour their clients but also to take feedback from them
and get closer to them.
Clients received hampers and tricycles with
Perristeuo Ghana Limited receiving a special award while Global Cargo was
awarded with two trucks for purchasing 100 trucks from the company.