The CEO of Kantanka Motors, Kwadwo Sarfo Kantana, is receiving backlash on Facebook for his ‘undying love’ for Adidas apparels.
Kwadwo Sarfo, a campaigner of Support Made In Ghana shared a photo of himself well-dressed in Adidas.
The photo appeared to be promoting one of his vehicles Katanka Mensa and social media users were expecting to see him in African prints to send a strong message of patronising locally made goods.
However, the CEO who has been accused of driving Mercedes Benz has other photos of him in African prints.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian car company, Kantanka, has been blamed for failing to penetrate the local market following efforts by German car maker VW to set up in Ghana.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) man and an insider in the Akufo-Addo government, Gabby Otchere-Darko has said Kantanka Automobile has not been proactive in engaging the government to purchase their cars.
The discussion about Kantanka cars has been triggered by the President’s announcement, Volks Wagen (VW) will be setting up a car assembly plant in Ghana.
The announcement has been applauded in some quarters on social media but it has also raised questions about government’s commitment to helping the indigenous car company.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko who uses a Kantanka car has said the company is responsible for its weak penetration in the Ghana market.
He said the company has a great opportunity to expand because the Finance Minister, who controls the public purse is also a client of the local company.
“He is happy with the vehicle he is using”, the NPP man revealed the Minister’s assessment to him in private discussions. If Kantanka Automobile Ltd was proactive enough, it would present a proposal to the Finance Minister, the Founder of Danquah Institute said.