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Nissan soon starting car assembly in Ghana

Following Volkswagen’s recent opening a vehicle assembly facility in Ghana, Nissan Motor Co. is also set to start final assembly of cars in the West African nation, responding to new legislation aimed at turning the country into an automotive hub for the region’s 380 million people.

The Yokohama-based company is partnering with Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd., a Ghanaian car dealership, to put together the Nissan Navara pickup in Accra, the capital, Nissan said in a statement Wednesday.

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Ghana is offering tax breaks to carmakers and has promised to restrict the influx of second-hand cars, which account for 70% of vehicle #imports in a country with barely any local manufacturing.

In May, parliament banned the arrival of cars that are more than 10 years old in a bid to lure manufacturers.

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