President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 2nd May commissioned the Rana Motors Assembly Plant in Amasaman, Accra.
Mr Akufo-Addo in a Facebook after the commissioning said Rana Motors, with support from KIA Motors Corporation of Korea, the manufacturer of KIA vehicles, and one of the leading global vehicle manufacturers, has successfully established the only assembly plant for the production of KIA vehicles in West Africa.
“Today marked yet another great milestone for the people of Ghana and for the Akufo-Addo government, in our quest, first, to industrialise our country, and, secondly, to become the automobile hub in the West African Region,” he stressed.
This facility has already offered direct employment to fifty (50) young men and women, and it is expected to create some three hundred (300) indirect jobs, whilst contributing to the development of the local value chain for automobile assembly.
The company has the capacity to assemble some thirty thousand (30,000) vehicles annually, bringing the total capacity of domestically established assembly plants close to one hundred thousand (100,000) vehicles per annum.