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These Cars Were designed and Made in Africa by Africans, Which One Will You Be Driving?

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The Kantanka is a car that was conceived, designed and made in Ghana. This brand of cars is probably the most promising of all the cars made in Africa right now. The Kantanka Automobile Company has announced that its cars willhit the streets in January subject to the Ghana Standards Authority giving the green light.

The brains behind the car Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo, the founder and  owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies. Dr Kwakwo  described as being naturally gifted,  a genius,  an inventor and a philanthropist.He has no formal or sophisticated technical background. He imagines, dreams and creates at will. He lives in his own world.

The Kantanka is the car of our choice and we will test drive it in 2015. Check it out.

By Staff writers @ MyAfricaNow


The Kantanka in 3 different colours


On their website Innoson says,

We are the premiere private vehicle manufacturing company in Nigeria. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company was commissioned by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Chief (Dr.) Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma (OFR),is the founder and developer at Innoson, a Nigerian homegrown car company below are some of the exciting models developed by this enterprising company. Some of their models are already on the road and you can purchase one if you so wish. visit their website for more information.

Man working on the Kantanka

The innoson is already enjoying local buyers believing in local products, we will be watching the progress of this innovative and  African pioneer company keenly.


Kiira EV SMACK from Uganda

This is a car developed in Uganda by Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC), origionally the  ‘KIIRA’  was developed by students. This car is a hybrid car which means it combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools, according to Mojabuzz

When it retails, it will set you back us$30 000. This car has the look of slickness , I guess we will try it when it comes. Don’t take my word for it, this is how it look.


The jury is out there, the success of these cars depends on the uptake by Africans and to some extent the ability of the developers to drum up capital. The Kiira needs us$300 million are you ready to invest.

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