Kantanka Automobile

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Kantanka Automobile, a Ghana based automotive assembler and manufacturer, was established in 1994 by Kwadwo Safo Kantanka [1] and incorporated as a limited liability company in 2004 to research into the manufacturing of automotive components and their combination with other parts outsourced from component suppliers to form a complete built unit. In 1998, the first complete built unit (CBU) was manufactured using over 75% of local components, locally manufactured including the engine block. By 2006, the first SUV, the Onantefo, was manufactured.

Katanka Cars
Key people
Kwadwo Safo Kantanka (Director)
WebsiteOfficial site

Kantanka vehicles are assembled in Ghana from Knock-down kits supplied by a Chinese firm, possible Foday through Chongqing Big Science & Technology. [2][3]


The Kantanka range of cars includes both saloon and four-wheel drive vehicles.

  • Kantanka Nkunimdie SUV.[4]
  • Kanatanka Omama Pickup - a rebadged Foday Lion [5]
  • Kantaka Onantefo 4x4 pickup/SUV - Kantanka Onantefo SUV a rebadged Foday Explorer 6 [5]
  • Otumfuo SUV.[6]
  • Kantanka K71 small SUV - a rebadged Brilliance Jinbei S30
  • Kantanka Amoanimaa
  • Kantanka Mensah
  • Kantanka Omama luxury 4x4[7]

Military hardwareEdit

Kantanka is alleged to have manufactured military hardware such as armored personnel carriers, tanks, and helicopters. However these devices appear to be civilian vehicles with spare sheet metal attached, and use firework rockets as their primary weapons system. They've developed combat exoskeletons however they appear to be a combination of sheet metal, decorative hoses and protective equipment for motorcyclists. [8]

Kantanka launched an armored vehicle with rangefinder in the 2018 Annual Technology Show at Apostle Safo School of Arts and Sciences.[9]



  1. ^ "About Apostle Safo". Africa Redemption Magazine. July 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jalopnik - The Apostle's Car". www.jalopnik.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  3. ^ "Globalized Operation - Chongqing Big Technology Co., Ltd". bigmtauto.en.alibaba.com.
  4. ^ "Kantanka Outdoors "Nkunimdie V8"   – Daily Guide". www.dailyguideghana.com. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  5. ^ a b "The Living Apostle Who Sold The Media On The Myth Of 'Ghana's First Car'". Jalopnik.
  6. ^ "Ghana News - Safo Kantanka's cars go on sale next month". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  7. ^ potenzaglobalsolutions.com. "Inventory Archive". Kantanka Automobile | Africa's No 1 Choice Automaker. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  8. ^ https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25963/ghanas-super-soldiers-wouldnt-win-a-high-school-halloween-costume-contest
  9. ^ "Kantanka". Graphic Online.

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