Saturday, August 6, 2016

Katanka cars questioned. Made in Ghana or China?


Ghanaians were filled with excitement as news of a son of the land finally making the country proud by joining the league of car producing countries to create jobs and enhance the economy.


However, months after the first few cars were manufactured and some purchased by Ghana Police Service and Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, news item springing up and making waves suggest something fishy.

The story starts here: Dr. Kwadwo Safo is, according to his own legend, many things. He is a Pentecostal pastor. He is an inventor. Now he claims to be Ghana’s first carmaker as well. Over the past year, his Kantanka Automobile Company has made international news with its vehicles, mature industrial products emerging fully realized from a not-particularly industrial nation. As recently as last week, CNN was telling the story of its “‘made in Ghana’ cars… modeled for tough local conditions.”

Read the full story covered by Raphael Orlove titled "The Living Apostle Who Sold The Media On The Myth Of ‘Ghana’s First Car' here