- Mahama assured Ghanaians that when voted back into power, his government will legalise Okada
- His promise came with backlash from the government as they claimed the promise to legalise it was not supported by law
- The Minister of Transport, Kwasi Ofori Asiamah has stated that government has begun stakeholder consultations on whether or not to review the law banning Okada
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The Minister of Transport, Kwasi Ofori Asiamah, has disclosed that stakeholder consultations has begun on whether or not to review the law banning the commercial use of motorcycles or implement it.
In a report captured by Joy News, Mr Asiamah said it is important that the government paid close attention to the matter at hand, to determine the law that should be put in place to make it work
According to him, laws are meant to be changed as and when it seems favorable.
“We are governing the nation so our activities is different from someone who is on a campaign trail. We are supposed to government this county to the best of our ability, and what will be in the interest of this country,” he said.
The transport minister stated that the stakeholders views after the consultations will influence the decision government takes.
His comments comes after John Mahama in promised that if his government is given the nod to lead the country again, he will legalise Okada bikes.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported 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.
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.
Okada riders in Accra react to Mahama's promise to legalize their operations in Ghana | #Yencomgh
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