Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra announced plans to build a new light vehicle assembly plant in Ghana’s capital city Accra. 

The announcement followed a sharp upturn in sales in Ghana, with Mahindra delivering more than 3,500 pickup trucks and utility vehicles in the country in the first seven months of the year.

The plant will be built on a 9.5 hectare plot in Accra belonging to Svani Motors, Mahindra's local distributior.