Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin buys customized Kantanka SUV
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has suggested the need for government institutions to begin to use vehicles manufactured by Ghanaian engineering firm, Kantanka Automobile Company Limited.
According to the overload of Akyem Abuakwa State, government must purchase some of the Kantanka vehicles to institutions such as the Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Immigration Service among others to use instead of spending huge foreign currencies to buy expensive foreign made vehicles for those institutions.
This, he said, will not only create jobs in the country, but also help grow the Ghanaian economy.
“Government can buy a whole lot for the Police, Fire Service, the Immigration Service among others instead of importing Land Cruisers of $130,000 and $140,000 when we can purchase it at $35,000 locally of which repairs and maintenance can be done by same local firm ” He said in local language .
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin said this when he took delivery from the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited, his customized four wheel drive Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with brand name ‘Kantanka –Okyenhene’ at Kibi on Monday, April 24, 2017.
The cost of the vehicle, according to company officials, is $35,000 equivalent to GH₵150,000.
The Okyenhene accompanied by the Okyenhemaa, Nana Dokua, were presented with keys of the vehicle after a brief ceremony.
After a jolly test drive by Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, he commended Apostle Kwadwo Safo, founder of Kantanka Automobile Company Limitedfor his magnificent ingenuity in manufacturing such vehicles in Ghana.
He called for the support of government and all Ghanaians in promoting made in Ghana products to help reduce unemployment and boost the local economy.
Pictures of the delivery of customized Kantanka Onantefo SUV to Okyenhene
The Okyenhene ordered for hand-made customized vehicle for official use at his palace.
The Chief Executive Officer of Kantanka Group of Companies, Kwadwo Safo Jnr, said his outfit is targeting traditional rulers throughout the country to buy some of the vehicles to influence the trust people have in products made by the company and other Ghanaian firms.
He said the company is committed to pushing the Kantanka brand throughout the country for Ghanaians to purchase it instead of foreign vehicles to stimulate growth of the Ghanaian economy.
Kwadwo Safo Jnr urged the government to give the company a tax waiver to be able to manufacture more products with relative affordable prices to Ghanaians.
The Public Relations Officer of Kantanka Group of Companies, Nana Yaw Amoako, announced that Kantanka Automobile will soon manufacture saloon cars and buses onto the Ghanaian market.