Government to ban importation of accident and overaged vehicles into Ghana

Ghana – Government has initiated processes to pass the Customs Amendments Bill into law to regulate the importation of vehicles into Ghana. Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs disclosed this in a radio interview on Okay FM, an Accra based Radio Station Tuesday morning. He said the decision to ban importation of accident and overaged vehicles into Ghana is to create the enabling environment and market for the many automobile companies about to establish outlets in Ghana. German car-maker, Volkswagen, Nissan and Toyota are among…

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Japanese automaker Nissan appoints Makoto Uchida as new CEO

JAPAN – Japan’s second largest automaker Nissan Motor Co has appointed Makoto Uchida who is currently the Senior Vice President in charge of Chinese business as its next CEO.  Uchida who is known to have close ties to top shareholder Renault was unanimously appointed the Board in October this year. and for a frank, straight-talking manner that has marked him as an outsider. Nissan’s former China chief Jun Seki, who was seen as one of the top contenders for the CEO job, will be vice COO, the company said Reuters…

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Nissan, Groupe Hasnaoui to invest US$160m in Algeria plant

ALGERIA – Nissan Motor and Groupe Hasnaoui have unveiled plans of investing a total of US$160 million to set up a anew Nissan vehicle plant in Algeria in a bid to meet growing customer demand in the country and across Africa The joint venture will establish a plant with a capacity to build 63,500 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles annually, and will produce several models. The ambitious motor company aims to double its presence in the Africa, Middle East and India region over the course of the company’s Nissan…

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