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Trade Minister optimistic Ghana will become Africa’s Automotive Hub

The Government of Ghana, lead by President Nana Akufo-Addo is optimistic Ghana can become Africa’s automotive hub with focus on industrial transformation.

According to Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen, the entry of key international manufacturing firms in the country has boosted Ghana’s policy drive towards the agenda.

Addressing patrons at a short ceremony held by the Accra branch of Zonda Tec Limited, a special purpose vehicle and trucks assembling company in Ghana, Mr. Kyerematen said the opening of the Zonda Tec Service centre and showroom is part of the move by the company to take advantage of the country’s automotive development policies to expand its presence in Africa.

The Trade Minister said he hopes this new center will open up opportunities for many Ghanaians and curb the unemployment rate in Ghana.

“With the coming in of the assembling and manufacturing giants into our market, we hope and sincerely believe that Ghana in the near future will be the automotive hub for the continent of Africa and not only West Africa.”

“The opening of the showroom today is part of the entire industrial transformation undertaken by government to create employment for the youth” he said

The Trade Minister also added that the government will reform the educational system to aid to the industrial need of the country.

Managing Director for Zonda Tec Ghana, Madam Yang said the company wants to get closer to customers in its service delivery, hence the new showroom.

“We at Zonda Tec believe that as many people are buying our vehicles and requesting for services. There is the need to be closer to the customers so we have established the Tema headquarters and decided to have a central location in Accra so that customers can be attended to. This is the idea behind this showroom and we are building more in the coming months” she assured.

The company can boast of about four showrooms and service centres in the country including an ongoing project at Kasoa.

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