Kantanka cars

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Kantanka Automobile was established in 1994 by Emeritus Professor Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and incorporated as 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 (ONANTEFO) was manufactured.

Kantanka vehicles are assembled in Ghana from CKD (Complete Knock Down) kits supplied by a Chinese firm, possible Foday through Chongqing Big Science & Technology. [1][2]


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

  • Kantanka Nkunimdie SUV.[3]
  • Kanatanka Omama Pickup - a rebadged Foday Lion [4]
  • 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]
  • Kantanka Omama Standard 4x4

Military hardware[edit]

They have made lots of 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 launches armoured vehicle with rangefinder in 2018 Annual Technology Show at Apostle Safo School of Arts and Sciences.[9]



  1. ^ "Jalopnik - The Apostle's Car". www.jalopnik.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  2. ^ http://bigmtauto.en.alibaba.com/custom_page_1/Globalized_Operation.html
  3. ^ "Kantanka Outdoors "Nkunimdie V8"   – Daily Guide". www.dailyguideghana.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  4. ^ https://jalopnik.com/the-living-apostle-who-sold-the-media-on-the-myth-of-g-1784458558
  5. ^ https://jalopnik.com/the-living-apostle-who-sold-the-media-on-the-myth-of-g-1784458558
  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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