Ghana, South Africa to Reap the Benefits of German Auto Industry Cooperation

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has announced that Ghana will be one of two African countries to benefit from the German Auto Cooperation Agreement.

On Saturday, 20 February 2021, he posted on Twitter that the Association of German Car Makers, VDA, "is launching an initiative to strengthen cooperation with Africa. Ghana and South Africa will be first two pilot countries."

Details of the agreement under the GhanaWeb controls are set out in the December 2020 declaration, in which the association issued a statement as part of a new initiative to deepen the links between the German automotive industry and Africa.

"The in-house association partnership cluster at the VDA headquarters in Berlin and two project offices in South Africa and Ghana are now responsible for the implementation of the project and for supporting direct local contacts for members and partners," the statement reads in part.

In the last few years, Ghana has been associated with German cars, particularly VW, which opened an assembly plant in August 2020. Universal Motors, the sole distributor of VW, unveiled five new locally assembled models in November 2020.

Headquartered in Berlin, the VDA represents car manufacturers including BMW, Volkswagen and the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, but also includes foreign suppliers and foreign car manufacturers such as Opel.

It is member of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

Posted on : 07 Jun,2023 | News Source :

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