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General News of Monday, 31 December 2018


Stop buying Mahindra, Tata; buy Kantanka – Antwi-Danso to government

Some vehicles manufactured by Kantanka Automobile Some vehicles manufactured by Kantanka Automobile

The Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso has called on the government to support local auto firm Kantanka Automobile by purchasing their vehicles so as to create jobs and fulfil its promise of industrialising Ghana.

Dr Antwi-Danso made the call at the 38th Annual Technology Exhibition Show of Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo, at which the inventor and industrialist showcased his innovation for the year.

This year’s exhibition was on the theme: “Advancing the frontiers of science, technology and innovation through religion to transform society.”

Speaking at the event, Dr Antwi-Danso said: “I was stunned to read recently in the dailies that the Ghana government had purchased some 100 Nissan cars for the Ghana Police Service.

“I was stunned because Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo had in the recent-past gifted the Ghana Police Service a vehicle and I was thinking that if the Ghana Police Service needed some vehicles, they would advise the government to purchase some from Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo; and I demand it.

“That is how to help Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo realise his dream of industrialising Ghana and patronising made-in-Ghana goods. Let us tell VW to come and partner with Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo.

“How do we have cars like the “Obrempong”, “Onantefuo”, etc., and we import Mahindra, Korando, Tata to Ghana. Every year, the government purchases cars, it is already budgeted for. Please, let us turn our attention to these beautiful and durable cars from Kantanka.

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, in response, gave the assurance that the government will assist Kantanka Automobile with incentives.

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