Legalizing okada would reduce unemployment - Muntaka Mubarak

Legalizing okada would reduce unemployment - Muntaka Mubarak

Legalizing the use of motorcycles and tricycles according to Asawase MP would reduce unemployment in the country.

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak has made a strong case for the legalization of motorcycles and tricycles for commercial purposes popularly known as Okada.

According to him, the rise of the phenomenon is because of its convenience and opportunities for job creation associated with Okada business.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, he called for the house to review its laws and regulate its usage. He asked his colleagues to join in the crusade to have the ban on it lifted.

Legalizing okada would reduce unemployment - Muntaka Mubarak
Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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“The Okada business is also having multiplier effect on the Ghanaian economy in that some of the riders save portions of their income from this business to start other businesses while employing some of their family members to run them. In Nigeria, in most populous cities, there are over 200,000 Okada operators providing direct employment to over 500,000 people.

“Given its widespread usage in the sub-region, motorcycles present an opportunity for us to establish a factory as part of our quest to be excellent," he noted.

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