Ghanaians are divided over the promise by former President John Dramani Mahama to legalize the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes known as “okada” in Ghana should he be elected as President on December 7, 2020.
Okada operations are against Section 128 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (Legislative Instrument 2180). The section states that, “The licencing authority shall not register a motorcycle to carry a fare-paying passenger.”
The National Insurance Commission recently directed insurance companies to stop issuing insurance policies to motorcycle and tricycles used for commercial purposes.
The use of motorcycles for commercial purposes has become the ideal alternative for people trying to beat traffic.
The increasing population in the capital coupled with very little efforts to improve the city’s plan makes the situation worse by the day.
In this report, Citi Business News tried to get more perspective on what customers and riders of okada think about the promise of the former president, John Mahama.
Whereas some agreed for okada to legalized others disagreed.
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