Rwandans in the public Sector are set to begin driving brand new vehicles.
Rwanda’s car Assembly plant by Volkswagen has released new special sale prices for government officials.
According to the offer, all governemnt staff will now buy Volkswagen cars on duty free prices with a 5% reduction on the normal prices.
This, according to Jean Luc Mugabo – head of sales at Volkswagen Rwanda, the decision came after negotiations with government agencies.
“The special offer came after several feedback from people. We decided to make an offer that would be convenient for public servants,” he told KT Press.
Beneficiaries of this special offer will pay in monthly instalments.
For instance, with the new duty free prices, a VW Polo 1.6L is sold at Rwf15.3 million with a monthly payment of Rwf374,352.
This means the buyer would pay in a period of 41 months.
The assembling plant official says it has already started receiving orders.
“We have received about 30 orders from clients. The assembling of their vehicles will start right away and will be ready by December this year,” Mugabo told KT Press.
According to Mugabo, plans are underway to have corporate organisations have special services as well.
“There are plans we are finalising and will be announced soon,” he said.
In June this year, President Paul Kagame launched first Rwandan car Assembly plant by Volkswagen with a notice that, the country and Africa is getting what it deserves; brand new instead of second hand.
The $20 million assembling plant offers variety of vehicles including VW Teramont, Passat and Polo models and the plant is expected to employ 1000 workers, mainly locals, from 100 workers currently.