- The CEO of Hubtel, Alex Bram, has become the first person to drive a Ghana-assembled VW car
- Bram took to social media to make the announcement
- The top CEO expressed his excitement along with stunning frames of his new domestically assembled whip
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The CEO of Hubtel, Alex Bram, has made history as he became the first customer to drive a Volkswagen (VW) car assembled in Ghana.
In a post on social media, the lead of the overall development and execution of Hubtel’s long term strategy expressed his excitement about being the first client to acquire a Ghanaian VW car.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana unveiled the first VW vehicle assembled in the country. The VW factory was the result of a meeting between himself and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She visited Ghana in 2018.
“She visited at my invitation and in our discussion, an agreement was raised between government and Volskwagen and its Ghanaian partner, Universal Motors Limited for the assembling and ultimately the production of VW vehicles in the country,” President Akufo-Addo said.
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Earlier in 2020, Briefly.co.za reported that Volkswagen Ghana had successfully assembled Ghana’s first-ever domestically made VW Tiguan (Highline Plus) cars at the North Industrial Area in Accra.
Alex Bram has become the first client to drive one of the luxurious home grown cars.
In his recent post on social media, Bram wrote: ''Proud to have been the very first customer to drive out a Ghana-assembled VW car. The car itself is completely world-class.''
Ghana's Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, congratulated Alex Bram as he retweeted frames of the posh VW whip.
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Meanwhile, VW Tiguan is the first model the automobile company has worked on in the country. VW Tiguan has advanced features such as panoramic views, a digital dashboard, and sensors with a 2.0 engine.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Africa is throwing its hat into the motor industry in a big way and Mzansi is here for it. IOL reports that fledgeling company Mureza is bringing affordable cars to the continent, vehicles for Africans made by Africans.
The start-up is based in South Africa, where manufacturing is set to take place.
The first prototype for Prim8 - a crossover hatchback - is expected to be on display this week already. BusinessLIVE reports that this first model is set to path the way for a half-tonne bakkie, sedan and compact SUV. A one-tonne bakkie range is on the cards for future projects.
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