The Chief Executive Officer of the local carmaker, Kantanka Automobile has revealed the new and fully electric Amoanimaa EV, which has met positive reactions from Ghanaians.
Mr Kwadwo Safo Jr., in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr Chat in October 2019, hinted that the company would start production of electric cars. The production which was scheduled for late last year could not happen. However, it has begun manifesting this year.
Mr Kwadwo Safo Jr., via his Instagram on Monday, August 10, officially announced the availability of the Kantanka Amoanimaa, also known as the Amoanimaa EV. In the video which has since gone viral, the CEO of Kantanka Automobile says the company is ready to officially outdoor the new models in two weeks.
The Kantanka Amoanimaa EV comes in two types; the electric and the regular fuel-powered engine vehicles. In the interview, Kwadwo Safo Jr stated that the car could cover a distance equivalent to that between Accra and Kumasi on a single charge.
One major factor believed to have contributed to the slow growth of Kantanka Automobile on the market is its pricing. Previous models of Kantanka vehicles ranged from GHC80,000 to GHC170,000, making it impossible for the average Ghanaian to afford one. The company also focused on manufacturing luxury SUVs instead of “Uber-sized” vehicles like the Kia Picanto.
However, after years of agitation, Ghanaians have embraced the Kantanka Amoanimaa EV in high spirits even though its price has not been officially made known.
Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is a subsidiary of the Kantanka Group of Companies founded by Emeritus Professor Apostle Dr Ing. Kwadwo Safo, the founder and leader of the Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana.
The company was later incorporated as a limited liability company in 2001 with the primary objective to research into the manufacturing of automotive components and their combination with other parts outsourced from component suppliers to form a complete built unit.
Kantanka vehicles are assembled in Ghana from complete knockdown kits supplied by a Chinese firm, Possible Foday, through Chongqing Big Science & Technology.