On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, as part of trade ministry industry Visits, he inspected the progress of the work to be completed, at the Japan Motor’s Assembly Plant for the assembly of Nissan vehicles under the Ghana Automotive Development Programme.
The Plant when completed would serve as a contract assembly plant for the assembling of Peugeot vehicles registered under Silver Star Auto Limited.
It comprises of a showroom with a conference facility, offices, two assembly lines and test trucks for either vehicle, a test line for brake-speed alignment, a water test facility, and container and scrap yards.
Upon completion, the plant would assemble the new Nissan Navara Pick-Up and the Nissan Almera vehicles for Japan Motors and the all-new Peugeot Landtrek Pick-Up, and the Peugeot 3008 SUV. It would have the capacity to assemble 10,000 new vehicles.
At the time of the visit, a Test Trial assembly for both the Nissan Pick-Up (Navara) and the Peugeot 3008 was ongoing. The plant which is to be launched soon would be the 4th to be completed under the Ghana Automotive Development Programme. The Automotive sector is one of the Strategic Anchor Industries currently being developed.