The Chief of Staff, Akosua Osei-Opare has made known that President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo has given a directive that all government agencies including Metropolitan, Municipal, District Assemblies should prioritize purchasing locally assembled and/or manufactured cars when the need arises from the start of July 2020. The statement urged all Metropolitan, Municipal, District Assemblies (MMDAs), and other government institutions to comply with the policy.
This statement was necessitated because of the fact that there are local assembly companies in Ghana already since last year. Some of these companies are German auto manufacturers, Volkswagen, Chinese Sinotruck, and Japanese Toyota, and Kantanka cars.
Toyota hinted last year that if things go well as planned their first car will be unveiled in August 2020. The statement of the chief of staff also indicated that the Ministry of Trade and Industry will give more information on the development of these car assembly plants in Ghana in due course.
I think that Ghanaians should help local industries by patronizing made in Ghana products. However, these assembly companies should produce cars that are affordable. Ghanaians may not be able to pay exorbitant prices and hence the need for realistic and affordable prices