Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, on Tuesday paid a working visit to the assembly site of Volkswagen (VW), Ghana in Accra ahead of the launch of its first assembled vehicles.

This comes after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Mr Kyerematen, on behalf of the government, signed with Mr Thomas Schaefer, Head of the VW Sub-Saharan Region to establish a vehicle assembly facility and to assess the feasibility of a modern Mobility Concept for Ghana.


The Minister and his team expressed excitement over the pace at which VW is moving and has re-echoed President Nana Akufo-Addo’s commitment to make the partnership a success.

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

The assembly site would also include developing a fully-fledged sales and service network in Ghana as well as establishing a Training Academy for Production and After Sales.