The Union of Okada Riders of the Greater Accra Region has admonished former president John Dramani Mahama for making Okada business illegal during his time as president and then turning back to claim he’ll legalise it if reelected on December 7, 2020.
In a press statement, the group emphasized that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of President Akufo Addo paved way for Okada business to operate as several youth are now involved.
The statement read, “It was the NPP Government after assuming the mantle of running the affairs of state that allowed the Okada business to after they discovered that the Okada business was good to ensure the boosting of the economy. Hon. Moses Abor, The Greater Accra Regional Youth Organizer of the Ruling NPP started engaging Road Safety Commission to ensure proper orientation on the use of the motorcycles in accordance with road safety regulations. He ensured that we formed a union to coordinate our activities.”
According to them, they don’t have short memories to forget how they were stopped from going about the only business that pit food on their tables during the erstwhile Mahama administration. They’ve described the promise as a mere political talk just to win power.
“We don’t have a short memory as Ghanaians that it was during the tenure of the NDC administration under the leadership of ex-President John Mahama, that cabinet sent the regulations, 2012(LI 2180) to parliament. We are very much amazed at the audacity of the Presidential Candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama for his recent pledge to ensure the legalization of OKADA Transport Business to the extent that the NDC campaign machinery is considering capturing in their 2020 manifesto,” they indicated.