Veep Amissah-Arthur buys two Kantanka cars in fulfillment of the government’s commitment and support of local enterprises…
The Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has just patronized the Ghana Kantanka Automobile Company. He bought two vehicles from the local car construction company.
The Veep took delivery of the vehicles at the company’s factory at Gomoa Mpota, on Tuesday July 12, 2016.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Kantanka Group, Owusu Bempah confirmed the incident on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Wednesday. According to him, the Vice President drove into their factory and bought the vehicles. He also said the Veep drove off one of the vehicles himself after the purchase.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur buys two Kantanka vehicles in fulfillment of a promise he made to the Kantanka Group of Companies some months ago. On the 24th of May, the Vice President had posted on his Facebook page that he placed an order for three Kantanka vehicles. The post read:
“When I met car maker Kwadwo Safo today, I told him that I am expecting to take delivery of three of his vehicles that I have placed an order for…”
The Vice President disclosed that the major thing that influenced his decision to purchase the vehicles was the commitment of President Mahama’s government to supporting domestic enterprises. He explained that purchasing a vehicle from the local manufacturers isn’t at all difficult.
According to him, they are affordable, and has many advantages attached as regards their being completely locally made. He also appealed to Ghanaians to purchase the vehicles since there are trained mechanics who can help fix them when they develop faults.
“It wasn’t a difficult decision at all, it was very easy. The cars have a certain quality. They compete favorably with the imported ones. They are also cheaper and there’s local availability of parts and expertise to fix them if there are any problems,” he explained.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kantanka Automobile Company Ltd, Kwadwo Safo, expressed his gratitude to the vice president for the patronage as well as his confidence in the company’s product.
He further indicated that the company now has three types of the vehicles available on the market – Kantanka Onantefour, Kantanka Omama and Kantanka Min-SUV. The Onantefour sells at GHC 89,000, the Omana goes for GHC 75,000 and the Mini-SUV for 65,000.
It would be worthy to also recall that the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo had also [in 2015] promised the Kantanka Group full patronage if he is eventually elected president of Ghana come the 2016 elections.