January 28, 2021

Gov’t will not legalize ‘Okada’- Pius Enam Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has reiterated that the Akufo-Addo led government will not legalize the commercial use of motorbikes in the country.

 “The preposterous argument made by former President Mahama that okada has come to stay so it should be legalised must be treated with the contempt it deserves. Who made it come to stay?” Pius Enam Hadzide told Kwaku Dawuro on ‘Anopa Nkomo’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7

We will in our next government introduce a policy that is better than operations of Okada in the country,’’ he added

According to him, ‘okada’ business is in contravention of The Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (LI 2180) sub-regulation 128 & 84 which states expressly about the prohibition of motorcycle or tricycle for commercial purposes.

He further stressed that the Okada business is risky hence it will not be advisable for the government to legalize the commercial use of motorbikes.

 Pius Enam Hadzide disclosed that the government proposal offers a better than the vote-buying promise of former President John Mahama who is desperate for votes.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the Akufo-Addo administration will not legalise what he describes as “risky business” of commercial motorbike aka ‘Okada’ in the country.

He assured the riders of a better alternative of empowering them to purchase brand new cars assembled in the country to engage in a much safer venture.

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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