Japanese automotive giant Nissan is said to be in talks with the Government of Ghana to establish an assembling plant in the country.

This news comes hot on the heels of Volkswagen’s agreement with to establish an assembling plant as well.

Alan Kyeremanteng, the Minister of Trade and Industry disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Ghana Industrial Summit and Exhibition held in Accra.

He also hinted at the near completion of all agreements to make this a reality.

During the event Mr. Kyeremanteng said, “We have added the automobile industry into our key initiatives to move the industrial transformation of this country but people were doubting.

“I tell you we have received a massive response from the private sector after we send the strong signal of industrializing the economy”.

This along with Nissan’s expression of interest in aiding the country develop its automobile industry signals a balance and merger of interests between both parties.

Based on these developments, the Minister is confident of an increase in foreign interest in the country; not only the automobile industry but many other industries.

He made it clear that he believed the ‘Ghana beyond aid agenda’ would survive with the support of the private sector; local or foreign.