Senior Minister Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, has assured Apostle Safo Kantanka that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), will support his automobile company with better incentives.
Speaking at the 38th Technology Exhibition organized by the Apostle on Sunday December 30, 2018, the minister said government would ensure that the incentives being given companies like Volkswagen and Nissan is given Kantanka Automobile Company.
President Akufo-Addo in August this year announced at a joint press briefing held as part of the visit of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, that there was an agreement between Volkswagen, the Government and a local company.
This was after a business meeting between officials from Ghana and a German business delegation.
Ghana and Germany later signed three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for the establishment of an automobile assembly plant, the supply of technologies for the construction of a hybrid solar/hydro power plant and the supply of technologies for the construction of a vaccine factory in Ghana.
Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmBH and ASPIRx are expected to supply the technologies for the construction of the vaccine factory.
The development later generated a debate over the inability of government to grant the Ghanaian based company the same incentives.
Reacting to these concerns, Mr Maafo said ‘’we want Apostle Safo and Ghanaians to understand that VW and Nissan have planned to establish assembling plants in Ghana due to the prudent economic management by the ruling government. The government is assuring you that whatever incentives we will give to VW and Nissan would also be given to Apostle Safo. Whatever incentive that would be made available to VW company would be made available to Apostle Safo so that there would be no discrimination We likely to enhance what we will give to Apostle Safo to show that he is an indigene.’’
The Special Guest of Honour and Chairman of the Occasion, Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu commended Apostle Safo and underscored the need for him to be supported.
He has also promised to allocate a land to the Apostle at any location of his choice in Kumasi for the establishment of a technology school in the gold rich region.
Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka who is also the chairman of Kantanka Group of Companies and Kantanka Automobile believes that Science and Technology is one of the best instruments that could be used to turn Ghana and the African continent into a fortune. He believes that embarking on Science and Technological Research will someday profit Ghana and the entire African Continent.
This year’s Science and Technology Exhibition was held at the Apostle Safo School of Arts and Sciences, ASSAS, at Awoshie last stop.
of the innovative technologies will include the following;
1. An Armoured Tanker for the Military
2. A Vehicle that is able to detect your dizziness and drunkenness level to shut the vehicle down when sleeping and over-speeding
3. Locally built electronic Stabilizers
4. A luxurious three (3) tyres car with doors slide-upKantanka Automobile Vehicles and host of other great inventions.
Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is Ghana’s first privately owned Automobile Manufacturing and Assembling Company located at Gomo-Mpota, Winneba, Central Region of Ghana.
Kantanka Automobile make the Kantanka brand of vehicles of 5 different models.
The Kantanka Onantefo SUV, Kantanka Omama Luxury and Ordinary Pick Ups, Kantanka K71 Mini SUV, Kantanka Mensah Saloon and Kantanka Amoanimaa Saloon Cars.
Kantanka Automobile has its Mini Assembling Plant located off Accra-Winneba Highway (N1 Road) at Gomoa-Mpota, Central Region of Ghana. The company operates at the Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Suaye Technology and Research Centre. The company seeks to be the best automaker in the Sub-Saharan African Region, producing environment-friendly vehicles’