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If JM and Asiedu Nketia’s children become Okada operators, we will legalize it – NPP top wig fires

There has been so much controversy regarding the legalization of the okada business. Some feel it is unhealthy to commercialize it while some also think otherwise. It is about 81 days to general elections and the 2 major political parties are fighting hard to outdo each other in terms of rhetoric. One of such rhetoric regards the legalization of the okada business.

The National Democratic Congress has pledged to legalize it when they are voted into office while the New Patriotic Party have withstood it. The latest came from the Vice President who yesterday declared that the NPP do not intend to legalize it. 

Today Thursday September 17, 2020 on the Breakfast Daily on Citi TV there was a heated argument between the NPP and NDC communicators.

According to Richard Asante-Yeboah, the government’s spokesperson on infrastructure, the legalization of okada will only increase the rate of accidents. He said the government was not interested in that, but rather interested in acquiring mini cars for the drivers. 

He declares that until John Mahama’s kids alongside those of Asiedu Nketia’s children join the okada business there was no need why okada should be legalizes since it was risky.

However, this was rebutted by Fred Agbenyo, the deputy Director of International relations for the NDC. According to him the legalization will not only give jobs to the riders but also many other like mechanics.

He indicated that there was no difference between an okada rider who earns GHc 700 a month and a NABCO worker. He added that this will provide food for tables. He charged the Mr. Asante Yeboah to stop using cars if he felt accidents can happen.

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