Pius Enam Hadzide has questioned the thinking that went into the legalization of commercial motorbikes also known as Okada by the Former President John Mahama and National Democratic Congress.
John Mahama first mentioned the legalization of Okada when he visited the chiefs and people of Kpando and also mentioned it at the launch of the NDC’s manifesto a few days ago.
According to the Flagbearer, Okada has come to stay and has created employment for the teeming youth who have no jobs after completing school. He said it is high time the business is legalize.
But speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia’, the Deputy Minister of Information, Puis Enam Hadzide questioned the thinking that went into it.
“Did they think of the consequences before coming up with that law? What consultation went into the decision to come up with the law to ban the operations of Okada in the country? We are talking about a law that is just one election cycle old by former President Mahama,” he wondered.
He said Mahama’s position on the matter shows that he did not think deep about it and that he and the NDC acted on impulse.
“By the new position of Mr. Mahama, it means that he didn’t think deeply about it before passing a law to ban Okada business. This means that the NDC worked on impulse; they decided to do anything that came into their minds without consulting with the stakeholders, industry players, and interest groups,” he said
Mr. Puis however said the difference between the NDC and the NPP is the current government do not act on impulse and that is why they are consulting stakeholders through the Ministry of Transport.
Source: Ghana Waves