President of Rwanda, H.E Paul Kagame has attended the launch of Volkswagen (VW) Mobility Solutions Rwanda located in the Special Economic Zone.
The wait is over as Volkswagen (VW) officially kicks off its much-awaited operations in Rwanda.
The official launch will take place on Wednesday, at the Kigali Special Economic Zone where its first assembly base will be located.
Several top government and business leaders are expected to attend the event.
Among the unique offerings of the VW Rwandan operations, is the integrated mobility solution that the Germany car manufacturing firm will be offering to the Rwandan market.
Volkswagen’s mobility solution will be the first initiative for Rwanda automotive industry.
The Solution will incorporate a retail outlet including sales and service, an onsite assembly facility, a training centre and a full suite of mobility services which will be available via a locally designed app.
Officials had announced earlier that Volkswagen Group South Africa is expected to make an initial investment of US$20 million in its Rwanda operations. The Rwandan plant will have the capacity to assemble up to 5,000 cars per year.
This investment is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs.
Written by Bizimana Fabrice