The African country of Ghana has produced an armored personnel carrier (APC).
At the end of last month, at the 38th annual Technology Exhibition of the Kantanka Group in Accra, the Kantanka Technological Centre of Excellence (KTCE) showed off a domestically-produced wheeled APC. KTCE is part of the Kantanka Group of Companies, founded by Dr. Kwadwo Safo.
No specifications for the vehicle were included, though Ghanian media reported the vehicle came equipped with “a laser rangefinder.” Other products on display at the exhibition included military exoskeletons and civilian goods, like automobiles.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, as well as other important officials attended the exhibition. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is the ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, praised the work of Dr. Kwadwo Safo and urged Ghanian citizens to purchase products made in the country “if we really want to end the cycle of economic hardships that have bedevilled the country.”
Ghana in recent years has shown renewed interest in developing its local defense industry so as to produce more of the military’s needs. The production of the armored vehicle thus represents a development milestone for the country’s industry.