The Senior Vice-President of IMANI, Kofi Bentil has welcomed former president John Dramani Mahama’s promise to legalize, commercialize and regulate motor bicycles business popularly called “Okada business” saying, it’s the most and major source of honest employment for many Ghanaian youth.
Mr. Kofi Bentil, the renowned senior fellow of IMANI Africa again said, “Okada business” is a major service provider of choice in traffic locked Urban areas and underserved rural areas and elsewhere.
Explaining further, he indicated that, though it is a difficult task to legalize and regulate “Okada business” it must be done to leverage the suffering of Ghanaian youth.
Mr. Bentil responding to the leader and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama swiftly said, “If you are not prepared to legalize and properly regulate this important transport and economically viable sub sector, then you are not prepared to run a nation like Ghana. Yes it is hard work but it must be done!!!”
He surprisingly noted that, the former president must “get serious and do the real work !!!!”
Former President John Dramani Mahama in his campaign tour to the Volta Region has pledged to legalize, commercialize and regulate the use of motor bicycles in Ghana when he is elected the President during the December 2020 polls.
The Former President said this on Fridaty, 21st August, 2020 while addressing the Chiefs, elders and people of Kpando in the Volta Region of Ghana as part of his campaign tour.