Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia , has stated emphatically that the Akufo-Addo administration will not legalise Okada business .
Dr Bawumia’s empathic statement follows conflicting reports that government was considering legalizing Okada after the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) promised in its manifesto that , it will legalise the business if it wins the December 7 elections.
“I know that there’s been a recent discussion about Okada in Ghana, I think that in the context of what we are doing we will rather encourage the okada riders to come in and try to lease these vehicles so that they can run businesses. They need to graduate from this risky and less safe okada riding to a safer means of transportation. Their problem will be a lack of capital but if you bring in new leasing policies and we have our national ID cards with our digital addresses we can have a credit system working and give you an option other than this risky job,” Dr Bawumia stated during a campaign tour of Kpando in the Volta Region.
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