President Akufo-Addo says his government has delivered on its promise to ensure that there is an enabling environment for car manufacturers to assemble vehicles in the country at an affordable rate.

“Today, affordable VW vehicles are assembled right here in Ghana. A promise made, a promised fulfilled,” he posted on Twitter.

The comment which was made in a tweet comes on the back of the recent unveiling of locally assembled Volkswagen cars in Ghana.

In 2018, the German Automobile company had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to establish a vehicle assembly facility and to assess the feasibility of a modern mobility concept for Ghana.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanteng had said, “I assure Volkswagen and its local assembler in Ghana of the full support of the government in creating an enabling environment and incentive framework to make their investment a major success.”

Today, that commitment has materialised, a development that President Akufo-Addo touts as laudable for Ghana’s automobile industry.

The prices for the newly assembled vehicles range from GH¢60,000 to GH¢87,000 and models available include the Polo, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Teramont, and Touareg among others.

The purchase of a VW car assembled in Ghana comes with a warranty and service package of two years unlimited mileage warranty and service plan available for one to five years.