According to reports, it seems Ghana is on the verge of housing the Nissan West Africa assembling plant as the Japanese carmaker is finalising talks with the country’s government, Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen said.
This was coming after China’s leading cloud computing company, Inspur Group Co. Ltd. picked Ghana for its regional headquarters in West Africa and Angela Merkel of Germany revealed that the German car maker would be establishing an assembling plant in the country.
Kyerematen disclosed this information during Ghana’s Industrial Summit and Exhibition organized by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). He said since the government had declared its intention of making Ghana an automobile hub, it has attracted several offers from players in the industry across the world.
“Major companies basically more or less putting more pressure on us to get started… Nissan is far advanced in terms of discussions,” the trade minister stated.
He maintained that “these are all opportunities for the private sector to engage with potential investors. And it is our hope that you find partners to grow your sector”.
The Minister said Ghana, a country heavily dependent on the export of cocoa and gold, as well as oil, is eager to diversify its economy by becoming a significant player in the automotive industry in West Africa.