Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Center for Policy Education, Franklin Cudjoe has taken a dig at the ruling New Patriotic Party and vice President, Dr Bawumia over the alternative policy to bring a long-lasting solution to Okada business operations.
Ghana’s Parliament in 2012 approved a legislative proposal by the government to pass the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (Legislative Instrument 2180) to regulate road transport in this country.
Sections 128 (1), (2) and (3) of the L.I. 2180, prohibit the use of motorcycle or tricycle, or what has been popularly known as “Okada” for commercial purposes.
However, ex-president and flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama has promised to amend the L.I. in order to legalize and regulate Okada business when voted to power again in the 7th December polls.
It is in light of this that Dr Bawumia has promised a better alternative claiming that the NPP won’t legalize the operation of the Okada business but rather give out cars to Okada riders so they work, pay and own it.
And according to Franklin Cudjoe in a Facebook post, the promise by the NPP is a mega one so he won’t hesitate to benefit from this wonderful policy.
”NPP’s ‘mega’ response to NDC’s Okada ‘distraction’ is to give current and future OKADA riders cars so they work, pay and own. I want to benefit from this. Wow😎🤣” he noted
Meanwhile, the manifesto promise by the NDC has received a massive backlash from the NPP, with Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu describing it as a political talk and maverick legislator, Kennedy Agyapong advising Ghanaians to ask John Mahama to encourage his sons to venture into the risky business.