Nissan Motor Co. is set to start final assembly of cars in Ghana, reacting to new enactment pointed toward transforming the West African nation into a car center for the district’s 380 million individuals.

The Yokohama-based organization is collaborating with Japan Motors Trading Company Ltd., a Ghanaian vehicle sales center, to assemble the Nissan Navara pickup in Accra, the capital, Nissan said in an assertion Wednesday.

Ghana is offering tax reductions to carmakers and has vowed to limit the inundation of recycled vehicles, which represent 70% of vehicle imports in a nation with scarcely any local manufacturing.


In May, Parliament restricted the appearance of vehicles that are over 10 years of age in an offer to lure manufacturers.

Nissan’s declaration comes three months after Volkswagen AG opened its own plant as a team with another nearby accomplice.

Toyota Motor Corp., Suzuki Motor Corp. and Renault SA are among automakers that have said they are likewise gauging local manufacturing in the nation.

The Ghanaian plant will be Nissan’s fourth in Africa, after South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria.

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