The National Chairman for Committed Drivers Association of Ghana Charles Danso has urged the former president and flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] John Dramani Mahama to rescind his campaign promise to legalize motor cycle [Okada] business in the country.
According to him, it will lead to more deaths as motorcycle accident will increase.
He said this in an interview with Agya Wusu on Link Agoo AM Show when reacting to the John Dramani Mahama promise made when elected President on December 7, 2020 when he met chiefs and people of Kpando in the Volta Region as part of his tour of the region.
The former president said the benefits of the ‘okada’ business is immensely huge hence his promise but Mr. Danso disagree.
He said the National Road Safety Authority [NRSA] Regulations 128 of Legislative Instrument [L.I] 2180 prohibits the use of motorcycle and tricycle for commercial purpose except the courier and delivery services therefore it will be breach of the law if there is no amendment.
Figures available at the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) suggest 600 people died through motorcycle crashes from January to October 2019.
Apart from the frightening statistics that show that the death toll of the riders are increasing at an alarming rate, motorcycle crashes are estimated to have contributed to 30% of death on the roads according to reports.
Mr. Danso added that the promise from John Mahama is not only alarming but unacceptable but if he want the country to be losing its youth under such tragic circumstances as recorded in the country he should move ahead with it.
Source: Ophelia Aboagyewaa Kumi / LinkNewsRoom / Techiman