Canadian Company Helps to Secure Ghana

Minister Fast (far left) with Bill Nkemdirim, Partner, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing (second from left); George Asante, Country Director, INKASTRANS Ghana (second from right); and David Khazanski, President and CEO, INKAS® Canada (far right).


February 1, 2013 - Accra - Minister Fast congratulates Inkas Canada on their joint venture in Ghana to manufacture and offer a variety of affordable, specialized armoured personnel vehicles suited for police services, peacekeeping missions, safe transport of VIPs, cash-in-transit and other security duties. The project is valued at US$50 million and will create nearly 250 jobs.

Minister Fast is on a six-day trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana to advance the interests of Canadian businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. Increased trade will in turn create jobs and increased prosperity for all Canadians. Minister Fast is accompanied on the trade mission by representatives of nearly 30 Canadian organizations, most of them operating in the extractive industries and infrastructure sectors.

This first trade mission of 2013, which is being organized by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, is one of several strategically focused, sector-specific missions to fast-growing regions around the world that Minister Fast has led since becoming international trade minister.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, a part of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, is located in more than 150 cities worldwide and in regional offices across Canada, and is Canada's most extensive network of international business professionals. The Trade Commissioner Service helps companies that are looking to export, invest abroad, attract investment or develop innovation and R & D partnerships.

For more information about Minister Fast’s visit to sub-Saharan Africa, please visit Minister Fast’s Trade Mission to Africa.

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Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332
rudy.husny@international.gc.ca

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