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Manufacturing in West Africa

  • Nigerian govt. suspends licence issuance for new vehicle assembly plants

    NIGERIA, 2015/10/31 The Federal Government has suspended issuance of licence to new vehicle assembly plants. Aminu Jalal, the Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Mr. Jalal said the action was to enable the council to consolidate the country’s vehicle assembly operations and concentrate on developing local content. He explained that the suspension did not apply to investment in original equipment manufacturing (OEM), adding that applicants for OEM license would not be affected.
  • Ghana Produces First Locally-Made Vehicles

    GHANA, 2015/01/30 A GHANAIAN automobile company has made history by launching initial locally-made vehicles in the country. According to Great Kosa Automobile Company Limited interior decorator, Kwasi Frimpong, the new assembling plant has successfully implemented the general assembling of the cars, welding, spraying, testing and chemical installations. The new development will see locals reduce the cost of importing vehicles from overseas as the local company will do the job. Owned by renowned Christian, Apostle Kwadwo Safo, who is the founder of Kristo Asafo Mission, Great Kosa Automobile Company Limited successfully, launched its new automobile assembling plant following the release of seven vehicles.
  • Nigeria: Local Content Policy Should Boost Local Production

    NIGERIA, 2015/01/30 The Managing Director of Schneider Electric, Mr. Walid Sheta, has said the country has great opportunity to diversify its economy and generate significant revenue through its local content policy. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos recently, Sheta, whose portfolio covers Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia, said the ICT local content policy that was introduced by the federal government in 2013, should be able to lead to industrial increase for the country. "Today, most elements in the manufacturing sector are imported and it will be good if the local content is implemented to increase the local part of production. This will improve the diversification of the industrial part of the economy and could absorb the result of the drop of crude oil prices. We believe that the local content policy should encourage additional local manufacturing that can boost the Nigerian economy, aside oil," Sheta said.
  • Nigeria Collapse of the Manufacturing Sector

    NIGERIA, 2015/01/09 The General Secretary of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Dr. Peter Oso-Eson, has stated that Nigeria is extremely in need of drastic action to ensure that the country's economy does not collapse. During his recent interactive conference with members of Labour Writers' Association of Nigeria (LAWAN) in Lagos , he was optimistic that Nigerians will rise above and overcome the ongoing socio-economic challenges. Senior Correspondent, Sylvester Enoghase, was there. Excerpts: What is the Congress' position on the current socio-economic and political situations in the country? I think it is a very genuine question, but you know it is like asking me to transaction with the whole burden of this country. But we recently have become very worried because the socio-political problem in our country today frightens us so much that recently, we decided that apart from the issues in the press statement, we needed to address a formal letter on the situation in the country to the President of the country and we did.
  • Investing in Plastic Manufacturing in Nigeria

    NIGERIA, 2013/08/14 Plastics products such as household plastic items, gift items, plastic cups, toys, seats, tables, bags etc are daily consumables. The request is very high that the available producers in the country cannot satisfy the market. Apart from local buyers, all Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) sub region relies all on Nigerians for their plastic wares. This is not surprising because all the raw materials for production of quality plastic products are locally available and at affordable prices.