Let’s buy locally assembled cars to promote economy
Volkswagen (VW) is the latest automaker to add to the number of locally assembled vehicles. Other car models such as Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Land Rover and Nissan are just among the many that are assembled locally in the industrious Thika town. The re-entry of VW in the industry came after the government signed a deal with VW Vivo South Africa. It clearly portrays Kenya as what it is; a competitive investment destination. Kenyans should appreciate the venture by buying locally assembled cars. This obviously contributes to our economy. The national and county governments should take the lead by ensuring their fleet management policy favours a bigger percentage of locally assembled vehicles. The buying of locally assembled vehicles by the government will inspire the citizens to do the same. More job opportunities will be created in the assembly plants, thus curbing the unemployment problem.
BRIAN MUTORO Via email