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The Motor Riders Association of Ghana have expressed their disappointed after the Vice President said the current government will not legalize motorbikes that are used for commercial transport popularly known as ‘Okada’.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the New Patriotic Party will not legalize Okada citing that it is risky and that government has a better alternative of leasing cars to the riders.
Registering his displeasure, the National Chairman of the Association, Fatawu Ali said that the youth are already in the business and all they need is regulation. He also took a swipe at government saying their motorbikes drivers and not car drivers hence they do not want government’s alternative.
“we are ‘okada’ riders. We are not drivers so if they will give us a car, when are we going to learn to drive? Even if you are driving, still you are in danger. How many of us can get a car because we are thousands across the nation?” he asked.
“We don’t agree to that. We like the ‘okada’ because even residents in the Vice President’s village are using ‘okada.’ We need to find a safety solution instead of the car. Most of us are already in the ‘okada’ business.” he added.
Source: Ghana Waves