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Volkswagen is starting a pilot project with electric vehicles in Rwanda and will start small series production in Ghana. Thomas Schäfer, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Volkswagen South Africa, talks about the potential of the African continent.

from left: Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens for South and Eastern Africa; Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Rwanda Minister of Trade and Industry; Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda; Thomas Schaefer, Head of Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Africa and Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa and Michaella Rugwizangoga, CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
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.
In Kigali, captial of Rwanda, Volkswagen started in 2018.
Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s President and Thomas Schäfer, CEO Volkswagen Group South Africa with the first VW „made in Rwanda“.

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