Political analyst and sustainable development practitioner, Michael Ebo has admonished Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his recent comment on okada.
Speaking at the joint launch of a strategic collaboration between Volkswagon & Blackivy to outdoor Volkswagon’s new assembled cars in Ghana, Dr Bawumia noted that government will not be legalising okada, however, they’ll provide other alternative where okada riders can swap their bikes for new cars.
Reacting to this, Mr Ebo noted that the modalities and the feasibilities on this approach announced have not been done and also dangerous for the political fortune of the NPP.
“When are we going to register all Okada riders for the Ghana card and roll out this policy? And so, they should take what Mahama has said seriously,” he quizzed.
“If other countries have done it, why can’t we do it? We should look at it very well. Whether you like it or not, Okada has come to stay.”
Mr Ebo also asked how many people “can get access to the cars the Vice President talked about. Dr. Bawumia hasn’t thought about this carefully and the party has also not thought about it. The government should rethink about this Okada business”.