(Ecofin Agency) - On November 6, 2018, Nissan Motor Company Ltd signed an agreement with Ghana for the construction of an assembly plant in this west African country.
The agreement was signed by Mike Whitfield, Nissan’s managing director for Africa, and Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, Ghana’s trade minister.
Mr. Whitfield indicated on this occasion that his group intended to make Ghana its sales center in West Africa.
"We see Ghana as the gateway to West Africa... we will grow our business presence in the region and it’s for the long term", he said to the local press.
Nissan’s industrial implantation in Ghana was announced by Ghana’s vice president, Mahamudu Bawumia, last September. It occurs just weeks after agreements with the German automaker Volkswagen and the Chinese truck manufacturer Sinotruck International for the construction of plants in the country.
Nissan, which already has assembly plants in South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt announced in the past months its intention to build new industrial sites in Tunisia, Algeria, and Kenya.