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There is nothing wrong in legalizing OKADA in Ghana

The promise may sound some way to you, much as it does to me. But be careful you don’t ridicule it. I have taken OKADA. First at Longman-Ashaiman, and from Adidome to Mafi Zongo. I remember how Okada rider saved me at Sokagope. I got there as late as 3am, but he took me round until we found a hotel I wanted. 


While I would rather wish a better alternative job is found for this group, do not rubbish the idea of legalizing their activities. We may perhaps have a conversation, on how this regularization could work. In 2019, motor accidents topped cases at the accident unit of Korle-Bu. How could it be curtailed? It is job people want, they will find any means to survive.


We might not agree with the policy, much as majority of us are against the Airport for Cape coast. If you are promising to do what the people want, Okada riders might have also asked for the legalization of their activities. 


I am rather surprised that, having found the need to criminalize their operation, he makes u-turn to decriminalize it. You are in government, instead of trolling them, you could actually implement the idea before December2020. 


We all know, all of you have lost focus on how to sustainably develop this country. If you have superior idea, you would not employ people with Masters degree and pay them equivalent of 100 pounds a month. Not withstanding, we supported, not because it was a brilliant idea, but because it puts food on someone’s table. 


From Greater Accra to Volta Region to Northern Region, and even parts of Ashanti Region, OKADA is the only means of transportation because all of you, your failure to construct good roads over the years.


If you are not for the over 250,000 Okada riders, don’t be seen to be openly against them. You do so at own peril.

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