In the recent press conference organised by the Kantanka Automobile Co. it was announced that by the close of 2014 the company would begin with the commercialisation of Kantanka sports utility vehicles and pickups.
The company further displayed some of the vehicles that had successfully graduated through the various test runs and were ready for the market.
The press were also taken to the assembly plant and guided through the various stages involved in the car manufacturing process.
This manual manufacturing process made it difficult for the company to produce the vehicles on commercial scale but the installation of the Kantanka Assembly Plant which is as sophisticated as any assembly plant in the world have paved the way for mass production to commence.
Speaking to the media, the company confirmed that it would begin with the manufacturing of 80 to 200 cars monthly and would increase the numbers to meet the growing demand.
It also came to light that the Ghana Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (formerly called Vehicle Examination & Licensing Division, a semi-autonomous public sector organization under the Ministry of Transportation established by Act 569 of 1999) as well as the Ghana Standard Authority have been visiting the manufacturing site of the company and have given them the green light.
The media also found out the Authority upholds that the previous Kantanka Vehicles that were manually manufactured were all up to standard. The issuance of certificates by the Authority to the company confirms the whole story.
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is a national Standards body established by the Standards Decree, 1967 (NLCD 199) which has been superseded by the Standards Decree, 1973 (NRCD 173). The Authority is also the custodian of the Weights and Measures Decree (NRCD 326, 1975). They are dedicated to the standardisation of goods and services in the country and carry out routine inspections to ensure that these standards are maintained.