All is about for the much talked about ‘Okada for Car’ initiative as government has acquired mini vehicles to be used for the intervention.
The governing NPP promised commercial motorbike riders, popularly referred to as ‘Okada’, a far better alternative should it win a second term.
The promise is now set to be actualised with the acquisition of variety of mini vehicles to kick starter the initiative, which can see Okada drivers exchange their motorcycles for a car on special and versatile terms with government.
The ‘Okada for Car’ initiative was announced by vice chairman Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia within the build-up to the 2020 elections.
In the heated ‘Okada’ debate, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) promised to legalise the operations of Okada if elected back to power – an edge many kicked against, considering the high rate of fatalities within the Okada business also because the nuisance it creates on the road.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), however, announced its plans to supply the Okada riders what it called “a better and safer alternative” by providing them opportunities to have vehicles during a special, flexible barter agreement and terms.
Government has now taken an enormous step towards fulfilling the promise by acquiring many mini-vehicles to start out with the primary phase of the ‘Okada for Car’ initiative.
Okada riders curious about owning one among the vehicles are going to be registered then fork over their motorbikes in exchange for the vehicle.
Government will then register the vehicle within the driver’s name, while the driving force pays in flexible instalment terms, the difference in value between the motorbike and therefore the vehicle.
Government sources have revealed only Okada motorbikes which are registered with the DVLA are going to be eligible to swap their motorbikes for the vehicle.
Also, the National Identification card will play a key role within the entire process, because it are going to be a key requirement.
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