Suame Magazine to unveil first made-in-Ghana car "very soon"

Suame Magzine carSuame Magazine, the industrial hub of Ghana, is set to unveil Ghana’s first manufactured car “very soon”.

The car – whose named has been withheld until its unveiling – will also be the first to be manufactured in Africa.

Speaking on TV3’s Midday Live on Wednesday, Melle Smets, who is part of the team of designers, said the prototype will be ready within the next “two or three weeks”.

He noted that the car will be best suited with climatic conditions in the country.

“You should be aware that every country has a different climate and different needs and this car is suited to the needs here,” he told our Ashanti Region correspondent.

He pointed out they have followed in-depth technological procedure to meet international standards.

“We came here to partner the engineers but we learnt by doing. We were inspired by the engineers. We were inspired by the architects.”

Engineers and artisans at the car-assembling plant have benefitted largely from Suame Magazine Industrial Development (SMID) Fund.

The base is expected to be developed into a world class car manufacturing center through the Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organisation (SMIDO)-Otumfuor Industrial Complex Project – a subsidiary of the Regional Investment Gateway Project.