The National Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana has called on former president John Dramani Mahama to back down on his pledge to legalise Okada if he wins the December 2020 polls.
In a statement, the association argued that okada remains a threat to human lives and legalising it will only worsen the accident situations on the roads.
“Fellow Ghanaians, when we sit for the NDC to legalise Okada, then we are pushing for more road accidents and casualties on our roads. As an association, we are expecting the NDC to bring out solutions to curb the rampant casualties on our roads but not to add up problems”.
“Our livelihood comes from the roads, hence we cannot afford to support any attempt to make it unsafe for our passengers, ourselves and families. Statistics from the Ghana Highway authority indicates that the high rate of motorcycle accidents is claiming lives of breadwinners.”
It added that as an association, it has declared its “total rejection of the legalisation of Okada in Ghana” and called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to resist it, too.