A spokesperson for the Okada riders association, Solomon Akpanaba has admonished Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his promise to provide Okada riders the opportunity to swap their bikes for cars instead of legalising their operations.
The Vice President described okada business as a ‘high risk’ venture therefore government will not be legalising it.
In response, the okada riders quizzed “now you are coming out to say that Okada is risky. We are asking that is it today that you know okada is risky? If yes, the motorbikes that are in town for sale, are they going to deport them? Because you allow risky equipment to be brought into the country then you declare them as risky after taking your tax.”
“We are also saying that yesterday and today alone in Ghana, we know how many lives are lost through vehicular accidents. Those vehicles are not risky per the analysis of Dr Bawumiah. We are disappointed in them and we will speak louder on 7th December.”
Mr Akpanaba added, “you are saying that you are going to buy cars for us in place of motorbikes, just look at that joke. Motorbike is an alternative means of transport where there are traffic jams, you are going to solve that problem by providing cars again, just look at this.”