Nis­san signs agreement

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The Nis­san Group of A­fri­ca sig­ned a Me­mo­ran­dum of Un­der­stan­ding (MoU) with the Go­vern­ment of G­ha­na re­cent­ly to f­or­ge a stra­te­gic part­ners­hip and en­s­u­re the success­ful in­tro­ducti­on of an au­to­mo­ti­ve pro­gram­me.

“The MoU see­ks to un­lock e­co­no­mic po­ten­ti­al, pro­mo­te de­ve­lop­ment of the au­to­mo­ti­ve sec­tor and pro­mo­te in­ves­tor-friend­ly re­gu­la­to­ry fra­me­works that en­coura­ge sus­tai­na­ble au­to­mo­ti­ve ma­nu­fac­tu­ring,” said

Mi­ke W­hit­field, ma­na­ging di­rec­tor of Nis­san Group of A­fri­ca.

“The aim is to work to­get­her with go­vern­ments and in­du­stry bo­dies in West A­fri­ca to help with the for­mu­la­ti­on of the au­to po­li­cy a­cross the con­ti­nent. The au­to in­du­stry has been the ca­ta­lyst for e­co­no­mic gro­wth in ma­ny coun­tries a­cross the wor­ld and we be­lie­ve that G­ha­na is next, Nis­san is the top-sel­ling au­to­mo­ti­ve brand in G­ha­na and du­ring 2017 se­cu­red 32,8% mar­ket share. The au­to­mo­ti­ve in­du­stry con­tri­bu­tes to job cre­a­ti­on, small bu­si­ness de­ve­lop­ment, skills de­ve­lop­ment and in­no­va­ti­on and con­tri­bu­tes to gross do­mes­tic pro­duct (GDP).

G­ha­na’s to­tal in­du­stry vo­lu­me has been ste­a­di­ly in­cre­a­sing o­ver the y­e­ars at a ra­te of a­bout 10% and one-ton pick-ups ac­count for 38% of the vehi­cle mar­ket with small, me­di­um and lar­ge SUVs at 20% and mi­ni­bu­ses at 14%.

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