On Monday, 3rd August 2020, I unveiled the first VW vehicles assembled in the newly established VW Assembly Plant in Ghana. The models being assembled are Tiguan, Teramont, Amarok, Caddy, Polo and Passat. It is a good day for Mother Ghana. The VW assembly plant will create a lot of highly skilled jobs, reduce the high amounts of foreign exchange used in the importation of second-hand vehicles, and, thereby, help strengthen the Ghanaian currency, whilst, at the same time, earn the nation foreign exchange through the exportation of made-in-Ghana vehicles.
With the Chinese company, Sinotruk, already engaged in the assembly of trucks in Ghana, I am hopeful that other global automobile companies, which have indicated their preparedness to set-up shop in Ghana, will soon follow the remarkable, pioneering example of Volkswagen.