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Authorization of okada is a political movement to win votes – Accra Mayor

The Accra Mayor, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah has said. The National Democratic Congress' (NDC) expectation to legitimize okada is a political move pointed toward accumulating votes during the 2020 surveys

Talking on Citi TV's Face to Face, the Mayor said the guarantee to sanction okada is unsettled, given the stunning measurements of street crashes including bikes. 

"All around the world, the primary driver of death is through street mishaps, and in this nation, the National Road Safety Commission reports that cruiser passing have expanded from 21 percent to 28 percent. 

"It is absolutely hazardous for you to utilize a motorbike for business purposes and that insight educated the establishment regarding the L.I. 2180 Road Traffic Regulation that precludes the utilization of bike for business purposes." 

Mr. Adjei Sowah accepts the accentuation ought to rather be set on the arrangement of more secure methods of transportation than the sanctioning of okada. 

"Rather than asking on the legislature to ensure that the street foundation that we are giving deals with all methods of transport, the contention is moved to a specific political implies that individuals need to win out of the 2020 political decision to push for okada." 

In Ghana, the Road Traffic Regulation, 2012 (Legislative Instrument LI 2180) unmistakably forbids the business utilization of motorbikes (okada). 

Essentially, the Driver, Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) has been banned from permitting cruiser or tricycle for business use with the exception of messenger and conveyance administrations in the nation. 

Yet, the NDC has guaranteed on page 93 of its 143-page 2020 declaration dedicated 'The People's Manifesto' to authorize the okada business. 

The NDC's guarantee has set off blended responses from Ghanaians – some have raised worries about the threat the 'okada' business stances to walkers. 

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