Since announcement by the flagbearer of National Democratic Congress, John Mahama to legalize the commercial use of motorbike also referred to as Okada, some people have kicked against and the latest addition is the National Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana.
The association has issued a statement demanding the NDC to take a second look or they will vote against them the upcoming elections.
The statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, David Agboado said “On our roads, Okada riders regularly break our tail lights, mirrors and, sometimes, scratch our cars and ride away leaving us to bear the cost. Fellow Ghanaians, when we sit for the NDC to legalize Okada, then we are pushing for more road accidents and casualties on our roads and as an association, we are expecting the NDC to bring out solutions to curb the rampant casualties on our roads but not to add up problems”.
It said it is rejecting the proposal because it will make the roads unsafe hence it is calling on all Ghanaians to reject it as well.
“Our livelihood comes from the roads, hence we cannot afford to support any attempt to make it unsafe for our passengers, ourselves and families. Statistics from the Ghana Highway authority indicates that the high rate of motorcycle accidents is claiming lives of breadwinners.”
Source: Ghana Waves