Government has directed all ministries, departments and agencies as well as metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to strictly consider locally assembled vehicles when procuring such from hence.
This was contained in a memo issued by the Chief of Staff on Friday, July 3.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is expected to furnish all stakeholders with companies that are assembling vehicles in the country.
“This policy/decision will not only help industrialise the economy,but also boost employment , encourage investment and help government preserve foreign exchange,” the memo by Akosua Frema Osei-Opare said.
“All MDAs, MMDAs and other government establishments are to take note of the policy for compliance.”
It concluded that all are still enjoined to seek approval from the Office of the Chief of Staff “prior to initiating any process for procurement of vehicles”