Automotive Manufacturing Company, Nissan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an Assembling Plant in Ghana to manufacture cars to serve the West African Market.

The Managing Director of Nissan Group of Africa, Mike Whitfield, at a press briefing, explained that Nissan wants to be the first automobile company to establish a Plant in Ghana and therefore plans to have the MoU actualised in few months.

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He also noted that technical training will be offered to the youth, especially, which will translate into jobs.

Minister of Trade Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng who signed the MoU on behalf government praised Nissan’s commitment to Ghana, saying, Ghana welcomes this MOU and is committed in turn to working with Nissan to create the necessary environment for the level of investment that will make Ghana’s automotive sector a reality.

The delegation from Nissan earlier called on President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who said government welcomes Nissan, one of the great automobile manufacturing companies in the world.

The president assured Nissan of the full cooperation of the Government.

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The agreement builds on Nissan’s investment in Nigeria where, in 2013, the company became the first major automaker to assemble cars.