The first phase of local assembling of cars by global automobile giant, Volkswagen, will start in Accra between March and April, 2020.
German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, announced this in a Twitter post on Friday, February 21, 2020.
— Christoph Retzlaff (@GermanAmbGhana) February 21, 2020
The auto manufacturing company in 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Ghana to begin the process of establishing an assembling plant in the country to serve the West African sub-regional market.
The assembling plant is expected to produce about 5,000 units of vehicles every year with plans to increase production depending on the market demand.
Volkswagen already builds vehicles in Kenya and recently opened another car plant in Rwanda as part of its expansion project in East Africa.