The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has promised okada riders of sustainable employment when it is given the nod to continue for four more years.
According to the NPP-Government, it is poised to improve the lives of okada riders and not to legalise the business.
Speaking at a meeting with the okada riders in Accra on Tuesday, the Greater Accra Youth Organiser of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Moses Abor, encouraged the riders to aspire to be in better positions in life instead of just concentrating on the okada business.
“I want you to be better persons than just being okada riders. I used to be an okada driver, a mate, but now I am the Greater Accra Youth Organiser. We are finding better ways to rebrand the okada business. We will employ you at the police service, immigration, the army and the rest, because when you are 60 years, you cannot continue to do the okada business,” he said.
He also stressed that,”The youth does not want the legalisation of okada, they want to be transformed. NPP will make sure okada riders are transformed instead of being in the okada business.”
Moses Abor also called on the executives of the party to provide reflectors and helmets as well as work towards the rebranding of the businesses to make it look better for the riders and the public as a whole.
He added that the NPP-Government will speak to the police and come to terms with them on the operations of the business after it’s been rebranded.
For the license, he promised the riders that the NPP-Government will work towards it for the riders to have their motorbikes registered.
Meanwhile, the National Organiser of the NPP, Sammi Awuku called Former President, John Dramani Mahama a liar for saying he will legalise the okada business when he comes back to power, saying that his promise is just to win votes for the NDC to come back to power.
“No one was worrying okada riders. When Mahama said he will legalise it, then the police became strict on them, we will make your lives better when you give us four more years,” he said.
Sammi Awuku said the NPP-Government has implemented almost all the policies it promised before coming into power, saying that when they are retained, they will provide what the okada drivers want individually for them.
He, therefore, called on the riders to vote for NPP for a more transformed life.
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