Apprentices work at the Apostle Safo Technology Research Center in Gomoa Mpota, Ghana, where everything from TVs, cars and even robots are made using local materials.
A view of a robotic guard at the Apostle Safo Technology Research Center, with the enigmatic Kwadwo Safo shown on the poster in the background.
30-year old Kwadwo Safo Jr. is CEO of the family's car business, which in December put its first car on the market for sale. "Kantanka has had a good start," he said.
Pastor Safo has been building SUVs with electric motors powered by rechargeable batteries. His knack of building all sorts of electronics and vehicles has made him a well-known figure in Ghana.
Kantanka said it now makes 150 cars every month from its headquarters in central Ghana.
The first "made in Ghana" cars have been modelled for tough local conditions, and the Ghanaian police conducted test drives on them.
Kantanka is a big deal in a country where many items are imported. "In the future we have a plan to build sports cars, buses and really expand in Africa with more models," said CEO Safo Jr.