Minister invites automobile companies to the North

ABA FUSENIAlhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru, Northern Regional Minister, has asked players in the automobile industry to expand their operations to cover the Northern Region.

In a speech read on his behalf by his deputy, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseni, he said, Tamale was well noted as the fastest growing city in West Africa as such companies, especially those in the automobile sector should take advantage of such opportunities to expand their businesses to even meet the market of neighboring countries.

The minister,who made the remark when Modern Auto Services Limited (MAS) commissioned a new branch in Tamale,commended MAS and Tata for the trust in the region which had informed their decision to invest in the new branch.

The company also launched its new Tata range of vehicles and also announced a one-year (20,000 km mileage) free service on the purchase of any of its Tata cars from now till the end of June.

The move, the company said, was in line with its vision to bring relevant products and services to the doorstep of Ghanaians while in pursuit of attractive opportunities as they emerge

“The three Northern regions provide such opportunities which have necessitated the need for us to reinforce our presence here and share the benefits of our partnership with Tata with the region,” Mr. Amine Kabbara, General Manager, told guests at the commissioning.

He described the event as a turning point of the company’s presence in northern Ghana, stressing that “our operation would not be limited to after-sales, but sales as well since companies and residents would not need to go to Accra for purchases”.

Mr. Kabbara noted that MAS and Tata have solutions to the transportation needs of the region in respect of business or vehicle type. Tata range of commercial and passenger vehicles are affordable and designed to suit the environment. “These are ideal for logistic services for the municipal organisations, operations of micro-finance, savings and loans companies, fast-moving consumer goods distribution, courier services,” he said.

On his part, the Area Manager, West Africa Tata Motors, Mr. Bhanu applauded Ghana for being one of the very stable and vibrant democratic countries of Africa and more especially government’s efforts with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to bring in the investment and further enhance infrastructure capabilities in the Northern Region.

He disclosed that currently about 7,600 Tata vehicles (3600 cars) are on-road presence in Ghana which an attestation of Ghana’s commitment to the Tata brand, expressing optimism that the commissioning of MAS-Tata branch in Tamale should propel increased convenience in servicing of the Tata vehicles including enhanced awareness of its product range.

By Times Reporter

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