- Mahama has assured Ghanaians that when voted back into power, his government will legalise Okada
- Mahama said legalising the operation will give other youths the opportunity to work and also do their business safely
- John Mahama stated that anyone who has interest in pursuing an okada business will be trained and also educated to obey all needed traffic regulations
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Flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians that when voted back into power, his government will legalise the commercial operation of motorbikes popularly known as Okada.
Mahama said the Okada business has offered a means of employment for the unemployed youth.
He made this known while speaking to the chiefs and people of Kpando in the Volta Region.
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“Our law says okada is illegal, but it is a reality it has come to stay and you can’t stop it. So, I say when we come into office, we legalise it but we will regulate it,” he said.
Former president Mahama stated that anyone who has interest in pursuing an okada business will be trained and also educated to obey all needed traffic regulations.
Mahama said legalising the operation will give other youths the opportunity to work and also do their business safely.
Meanwhile, on the use of motorbikes for commercial purposes, Section 128 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (Legislative Instrument 2180), states: “The licensing authority shall not register a motorcycle to carry a fare-paying passenger.
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In other news, John Dramani Mahama, says a new NDC government will implement a Free Primary Health Care Plan to provide health for all Ghanaians.
He stressed, “this will remove cost as a barrier to healthcare and ensure health for all.” Addressing members and supporters of NDC at Akatsi on Tuesday, August 18, as part of his four-day tour of the Volta Region,
Mr. Mahama noted that despite the implementation of the NHIS, gaps still remain in the delivery of universal healthcare in the country.
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