- Mahama has defended his assurance to legalise Okada bikes in Ghana if he is voted back come December 2020
- According to him, he has recognised the benefits of the ‘okada’ business to the many families
- He made this known while speaking in an interview on XYZ TV
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Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has defended his assurance to legalise Okada bikes in Ghana if he is voted back come December 2020.
According to a Citi News report, Mahama said he has recognised the benefits of the ‘okada’ business to the many families that depend on it, hence his vow to make it legal.
His comments comes after some NPP members attacked him over the promise.
He made this known while speaking in an interview on XYZ TV.
“These okadas have created more jobs than NABCo, YEA and all those artificial job creation programs,” he said.
Mahama further stated that the ‘okada’ business is the only means of transport in some deprived parts of the country and for that reason, it is obvious it has come to stay.
Currently, the use of motorbikes and tricycles for commercial purposes in any form is against Ghana’s Road Traffic Regulations 2012 (L.I 2180).
In other news, flag bearer of the 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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