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08/31/18
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Volkswagen expands its engagement in Africa: memorandums of understanding signed with Ghana and Nigeria

Volkswagen expands its engagement in Africa: memorandums of understanding signed with Ghana and Nigeria
Thomas Schaefer, Head of Sub-Saharan Region & Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerenmaten, signed a MoU to build a plant and to explore the development of new mobility solutions in Ghana.
  • New plants are to be built in Ghana and Nigeria
  • Ghana teams with Volkswagen to test new mobility solutions
  • Memorandums of understanding signed in the presence of government officials

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Africa, Volkswagen signed two memorandums of understanding with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria. The stated goal is to build plants in both countries and to explore the development of new mobility solutions in Ghana. The document was signed in Ghana in the presence of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah attended the signing ceremony in Abuja. The Head of the Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Region, Thomas Schaefer, signed both agreements on behalf of Volkswagen.

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