The Ministry of Trade and Industry has joined a growing list of government institutions and distinguished individuals who have ordered the locally manufactured Kantanka four-wheel drives.
The Ghana Police Service, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Office of the Vice-President, and the Okyenhene. Amoatia Ofori Panyin have all acquired the vehicle produced by the Kantanka Group.
At a ceremony to present the keys of the four-wheel drive vehicle, Onantefo Kantanka, to the Minister of Trade, Alan Kyeremanten, the company revealed plans to boost local demand and patronage of its products.
The Onantefo Kantanka brand costs GH¢150,000, including Value Added Tax (VAT).
Chief Executive Officer of the company, Nana Kwadwo Akofena Safo, said the indigenous automobile manufacturing company plans to capture the local market before making inroads into the international scene.
Nana Safo said the company had embarked on demand deliveries to some institutions and individuals.
Nana Safo said the brand was equipped with the latest state-of-the-art gadgets and could compete with the known brands of four- wheel drives on the international market.
Receiving the keys to the vehicle, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, commended the Kantanka Group for its initiative and said the government would support such initiatives to boost local industries.
He described the company’s initiative as a practical demonstration of the quest to create employment and jobs, as well as tap local skills, use of local technology and local entrepreneurship.
Mr Kyerematen pledged the government’s support for the company since its initiative was consistent with the government’s policy and determination to boost industrialisation and the patronage of locally manufactured products.
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