Kantanka SUV
Kantanka SUV

The Katanka range of vehicles, including Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks, were officially introduced onto the market.

Kantanka SUV
Kantanka SUV
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, founder of Kantanka Automobiles, expressed great joy that his dream, which started in 1972, had finally been realized in his life time.

The self-trained engineer who hardly speaks English said his mission “is to redeem the lost image of Africa though technology”.

“This is historic, and this is a rare moment. We must all embrace the ‘can-do spirit’ in our lives because with determination we can make it,” he urged.

The Katanka Onantefuor and the K71 are the SUVs, while the Omama is the double cabin pick-up all built at the Gomoa Mpota plant of the company.

Kwabena Agyekum of the Made-in-Ghana Committee, a committee set up by President John Dramani Mahama to promote locally made products, performed the launching, stating that it was a shot-in-the-arm for the made-in-Ghana promotions.

“Katanka has shot up the Made-in-Ghana campaign further with this launching,” Agyekum said, urging government institutions and private sector to patronize the vehicles in order to enable the vision to thrive.

Kwadwo Safo Junior, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Katanka Group of Companies, told Xinhua that the automobile plant was capable of producing 150 vehicles within a month.

Zimbabwean Ambassador to Ghana Pavelyn Tendai Musaka, who was the Special Guest of Honor, urged Ghanaians and Africans to learn to believe in their own, adding “nobody can do it for us; we must do it ourselves”.

The first SUV was auctioned for 150,000 Ghana cedis or about 40,000 U.S Dollars. Enditem.

Source: Xinhua

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