The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has rejected plans by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make the operations of Okada legal once they win power on December 7.
Speaking with Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako, Vice Chairman of the association Dr Frank Serebour noted that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is also being forced to succumb to legalising okada although it is not in their manifesto.
Albeit admitting that some of the policies of the NDC are commendable including the increase in maternity leave, investment in the health sector, he however, disagrees with the okada legalization bid.
He said, “both parties can do better. There is a need for us not to go into the area of okada that they are talking about. Because the GMA in April 2019 indicated that we think that the country should not legalize the Okada business. So, you could see that in this area we sharply depart from what the NDC is saying. And I believe that even the NPP is also giving indications that they want to go the same line even though it is not in their manifesto.”