The flagbearer of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Kofi Akpaloo has expressed disappointment in former President John Mahama’s decision to legalize okada business in the country.
According to Mr. Akpaloo, it will take the NDC Seventy-two (72) years to accomplish what the Akufo-Addo-led government has done in 3 years, but his party will use only one year.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mahama promised his government, if given the nod in the upcoming December polls, will legalize the commercial operation of motorbikes popularly known as Okada.
Former President Mahama stated that the Okada business has become a means of employment for most young people.
Addressing people during his tour of Kpando in the Volta Region, he stated that “our law says okada is illegal, but it is a reality it has come to stay and you can’t stop it. So, I say when we come into office, we legalize it but we will regulate it.”
Anyone interested in pursuing an okada business will be trained and also educated to obey all needed traffic regulations, John Mahama added.
However, Kofi Akpaloo believes Mahama is making such promises because he’s dazed by the numerous achievements of the ruling administration.
“I was really sad when I heard this but it’s not Mahama’s fault; he has realized that things are not going well for him so he’s making all sorts of promises, he’s confused…the kind of work this government has done in the past three and a half years; it will take NDC 72 years to do same” he said in a discussion on Kumasi-based Hello FM.