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11.05.2019 Feature Article

Let Us Utilize Kantanka Vehicles

Opinion Let Us Utilize Kantanka Vehicles
MAY 11, 2019 FEATURE ARTICLE

Indeed, for so many years, the kantanka conglomerate, established by the founder and leader of the Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, has been at the forefront of innovations that has substantiated the ability of local expertise to respond to local needs.

Kantanka Company is credited with the production of armoured vehicles that meet international standards. The effort of such industrious man is most laudable; it is more satisfying to note that the government has announced plans to lay out a comprehensive plan to support the company to produce more vehicles for the African Market under the African continental free trade agreement.

The Kantanka conglomerates and its leader deserve the commendation of all for weathering the storm and traveling this far in the production of vehicles that are currently in use by a number of institutions and individual.

However, while the effort of the company is commendable and well-appreciated by many there is the need to take a look at some of the products it has produced, when compared to the ease of marketing them, for optimal patronage, especially on the local front.

Kantanka Company should focus on the middle class and produce vehicles that will suit and meet the needs of that class in a manner that will enhance easy patronage and thereby make Kantanka competitive and sustainable.

In an era when Ghanaians are growing accustomed to services such as Uber and Taxify, it should be possible for some of the vehicles to be deployed in that direction.

It is my optimum view that we applaud the innovativeness of Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo and his entourage or group to find innovative ways of making the business sustainable enough to bring the maximum benefit not only to the manufacturers but also the entirety of Ghana and the African continent.

I am extremely pleased by the move by the government to provide the needed support for layout scale production of the Kantanka vehicles not only for Ghana but for the African market.

Let us patronize his products locally so that efforts by government to assist the company can achieve positive consequences.

(KANTANKA YOU ARE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST AND AFRICAN STAR)

Edward Frimpong
Edward Frimpong, © 2019

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