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The first “Made in Rwanda” Volkswagen is out of the factory

The Kigali assembly plant of the largest
European manufacturer, Volkswagen, has
started production of its vehicles this
Wednesday, June 27.

Several models will
be assembled on this site with an initial
target of 5000 vehicles per year that the
manufacturer intended for the modest local
Rwandan market by focusing on several
urban mobility solutions. In the medium
and long term, Volkswagen is targeting the
regional market with other sites under
construction in neighboring countries.

The first vehicle “ Made in Rwanda“,
assembled in Kigali, is out of production
this Wednesday, June 27, 2018. For the
country, it is a big step in the strategy of
industrialization and diversification of its
economy and especially an alternative the
export of second-hand vehicles and this
explains the great satisfaction of the
authorities, especially President Paul
Kagame, who wanted to mark this ” historic
moment ” with his presence. The Head of
State was delighted to see German
vehicles now produced in his country, “a
pride for Africa”.

By Victor Aluede G.y

Aluede G.y Victory is a history
enthusiast an a mediapreneur living in Aboru,
Lagos. He studied arts at skills click foundation, he is an alumni of Rehoboth college Aboru, Lagos.

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