KIGALI – IN another step to develop market potential in Africa, Volkswagen is set to establish an environmentally compatible local vehicle production facility in Uganda.
It will be set up in the capital city Kigali to cover vehicle demand for the integrated mobility concept.
Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group South Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding for the facility in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame.
Dr Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, also attended.
Schäfer said Volkswagen was launching a concept that would foster individual mobility in the rapidly developing country.
“It will make this market a further pillar of the Volkswagen brand’s commitment to Africa,” he said Thomas in Kigali.
Volkswagen’s commitment to Rwanda also includes the training of local people.
The possibility of cooperation for the establishment of a technical academy is being explored together with other German companies.
In the long term, the objective is to generate employment, know-how transfer and sustainable growth.
– CAJ News