are cars used by government to transport its head of state or head of government in an official capacity, which may also be used occasionally to transport other members of the government or visiting dignitaries from other countries. A few countries bring their own official state car for state visits to other countries
The President of the Republic of Ghana is the elected head of state and head of government of Ghana, as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces. The current President of Ghana is Nana Akufo-Addo, who won the 2016 presidential election against the incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, by a margin of 9.45%. Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on 7 January 2017
National transport services for the Ghanaian President is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for “special class”, abbreviated as “S-Klasse”), is a series of luxury flagship vehicles produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. The S-Class designation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116, and has remained in use ever since.
The President of the Republic of Kenya has several official cars that he uses during his travels. The most common one that he uses is an armoured Mercedes Benz Pullman S600 with the Kenyan coat of arms instead of the licence plate. The other fleet he normally uses from time to time includes an armoured Range Rover Vogue, armoured Toyota Landcruiser and several other Mercedes-Benz’s at his disposal. Additionally, he has an open top military Land Cruiser, covered with bullet proof glass on the side, used during state functions with licence plates CIC (Commander In Chief). For a long time an open top military Land Rover 109 was used during state ceremonies but it was retired by the Land Cruiser. His escort includes several Mercedes-Benz E-classes, BMW 5 series, a Range Rover, Toyota Landcruisers and an ambulance. Cabinet ministers are supplied with Volkswagen Passats, Mercedes Benz E & S – classes and Toyota Landcruisers in addition to other vehicles in the ministerial car pool. The Prime Minister in office from 2008–2013 was equipped with similar vehicles to the president; Mercedes-benz limousines, Range Rovers and Landcruisers, however, he had a substantially smaller escort. presidential cars
The current President of Liberia is driven in a black Mercedes-Benz W220 S-class. The presidential car is often escorted by several Nissan SUVs carrying security personnel. Previous presidents, such as Charles Taylor and Samuel Doe, were also driven in Mercedes-Benz. Some claim that Doe had purchased over 60 luxury Mercedes, which cost over US$60,000 each
The current president of Namibia, Dr Hage Geingob is driven in a fleet of armoured Mercedes- Benz S600Ls, escorted by 2-3unmarked Mercedes Benz E500s, Double cab Toyota Hilux 4.0 v6 cars used by the VIPPD and a fleet of police cars. As an offroad vehicle, the president uses armored Black Mercedes- Benz ML500s or armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series Presidential car always bearing The presidential seal). The vice president of Namibia is driven in an armoured Mercedes-Benz S550 (bearing GRN plate number) or S600 which is escorted by Black Mercedes E250s. As an offroad car, the VP uses armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, under the escort of Toyota Prado V6 VX, Toyota Hilux Double cab 4.0 V6 and police cars. The Prime minister of Namibia uses an armored black Mercedes-Benz E500(GRN plates) V8 and Black Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series SUVs. Cabinet Ministers and their deputies are driven in Black mercedes Benz E400s and E250s and use White toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX V6 or Toyota Hilux Double cab V6 as Offroad vehicles( All bearing GRN plates. The current first lady of Namibia uses a fleet of armored Mercedes Benz E400s, escorted by VIPPD toyota corollas 1.8 exclusive or Hyundai Sonatas. The FLON utilizes Black armored Toyota Land cruisers Prado VX V6 as offroad vehicles. The two former Presidents Of Namibia, Nujoma and Pohamba are driven in a fleet of armored Mercedes Benz S550/S500 and Black Toyota Land cruiser 200 series. usually escorted by VIPPD police cars. presidential cars
The President of Nigeria and other high-profile government officials use a black armored Mercedes Benz S-Class 2012 adorned with the Nigerian flag and official party flag. Other luxury cars, like the BMW 730Ld and the Range Rover, all armoured, are used. The President travels in a motorcade of 30 cars and ten escort motorcycles, along with police cars and 6 Mercedes S-550 of SSS surrounding the president’s car. Foreign visitors also travel along in the president’s car.
The President of Somalia is driven in various state-owned armored vehicles. A Nissan Patrol often leads the motorcade, which is guarded by the presidential corps. Instead of a number plate, it features the flag of Somalia. A similar vehicle is used by the Prime Minister of Somalia.
As of July 2011 the President of Zambia was driven in an armoured Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman limousine, escorted by 30 officers of the Zambia Police trained in diplomatic protection on BMW motorcycles and in six BMW 3 Series E93 cars. His motorcade also includes an ambulance at all times. For visits to rural areas the president uses an armoured Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series.
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