The Ministry of Trade and Industry would be the “first customers” of the Kantanka brand of cars when they are produced in commercial quantities, the sector Minister has promised.
Dr Ekow Spio Gabrah who made the pledge during the Kristo Asafo 34th Annual Technology exhibition, Sunday, also indicated he would buy one of the cars for his personal use, hoping that the vehicles would go through the necessary local and international licensing institutions.
The exhibition brought together leaders from the major political parties as well as the technological and entertainment industries.
Dr Gabrah in his address paid glowing tribute to Apostle Kojo Sarfo and for the technological feats he has chalked over the years saying the achievements are in sync with government’s Made in Ghana policy.
The president only recently outdoored a Made-in-Ghana committee, chaired by Dr Gabrah to champion the production of made in Ghana goods.
The minister said the successes of the Apostle is a testimony that a black man can be a master of his own affairs.
While promising a total government support for the Kantanka products, the minister also called for aggregate support from statutory institutions to ensure the technologies produced by Kantaka get international recognition.
The Minister expressed disappointments over comments that National Service personnel are not posted to the Apostle Safo School of Arts and Technology.
He promised to speak with the Education Minister as well as officials at the National Service Secretariat to ensure that in next postings the school benefits.
Dr Ekow Spio-Gabrah also charged members of the Unemployment of Association of Ghana to take advantage of the education being imparted at the School of technology.
He said those with linguistics background can be converted into technological geniuses at the Apostle Safo school of technology.
source : myjoyonline.com