Ghana Private Road Transport Union has kick against the legalization of the commercial use of motorbikes also known as Okada.
The union supporting the arguments by the Ghana Medical Association which said if Okada is legalize, the fatalities on Ghana’s roads will increase.
A member of the union, Robert Sarbah in an interview said “GPRTU is not in support of the legalization of the okada business. The importance of the role that it plays in ensuring that it transports a passenger from one point to the other is not enough. The danger it presents far outweighs what it has to offer. If the Ghana Medical Association should say they are against this legalization, then we should know that it is something we should kick against.”
Since the announcement by the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama to legalize okada, it has generated a lot of debate with some groups supporting the idea including the Okada Riders Association but some groups including the Ghana Medical Association and the GPRTU opposing the idea.
The ruling government is also opposing the idea saying it risky and will rather provide a better alternative of leasing cars to the riders to work with.
Source: Ghana Waves