A whole bunch of economic motorbike riders, popularly generally known as ‘Okada’ have lauded the New Patriotic Occasion’s (NPP) choice to scrap their companies and moderately introduce the Nationwide Transport Recapitalisation coverage.
The riders responded with loud applause when the Nationwide Organiser of the NPP, Sammi Awuku, defined the advantages of the brand new coverage to them throughout a mini-rally at Obra Spot on the Kwame Nkrumah overpass, Accra.
A number of the Okada riders who got here from numerous places in and outdoors of town akin to Adabraka, Kasoa, Nima, Kaneshie and Lapaz instructed the Ghanaian Occasions that the brand new coverage would make them extra economically viable and curb the quite a few accidents they’ve been engaged in.
Talking amidst the cheers from the gang, Mr Awuku defined that the coverage would offer riders the flexibleness to buy autos which might permit them to conduct their transport companies and to pay again to authorities in versatile installments.
“After we are voted into energy this coverage will permit for the availability of autos to these prepared to enter the transport business to work and pay again the price of the autos; and it will function a supply of employment for the youth within the nation,” he added.
The nationwide organiser confused that the coverage was not a one-off as this could be a everlasting a part of the Ghanaian transport business .
It could additional deal with the licensing and insurance coverage points going through them, including that “it is a higher different to the legalisation of Okada by the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC)”.
He confused the necessity for residents and riders to resume the NPP mandate within the December 7 elections, in order that the coverage and plenty of others might be instituted to spice up the livelihood of residents and enormously improve employment alternatives within the nation.
Mr Prince Appiah Debrah, NPP parliamentary candidate for Korle Klottey instructed the riders to assist the NPP administration because it has their greatest curiosity at coronary heart.
“The Okada business is sweet however its present state isn’t useful, as such, via the coverage we’ll revolutionise the business and make it useful to the riders and all residents,” he added.
Mr David Teye Amanortey, basic secretary for the Okada Affiliation lauded the coverage of the NPP saying, “This coverage serves as higher than what the NDC had promised, the Okada enterprise will be harmful if care isn’t taken however via this coverage we will be protected and this business will be additional enhanced sooner or later”.
At the moment, okada enterprise is prohibited in Ghana and the NDC has promised to illegalise it when the celebration wins the December basic election. This manifesto promise by the NDC has generated heated debate within the nation.