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National Road Safety Warns Mahama of The Danger In Legalizing Okada



The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) has cautioned former president John Dramani Mahama about his plans to legalize the activities of Okada if elected President on December 7.

According to the authority, out of the total deaths of 2,000 recorded on road accident in the country, about 500 to 800 deaths of them occur as a result of motor cycle accident which makes it a dangerous venture.

Speaking on GBC’s radio programme “Behind the News”, Director of Planning and Programming at the National Road Safety Authority (SRSA), Mr. David Osafo Adonteng said the systems to check the safety of running Okada business is not in place therefore Ghana is not ready to legalize it.

“We hold the position of the law. The law says no for commercial purposes and that is where we are. And I don’t think that in the near future we are looking at legalizing it. Currently we are not ready because the system that is to see to it safeness is not in place”, Mr Osafo noted.


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