Vice president of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its next government will provide a better alternative to deal with the Okada business issue to what former president John Mahama has suggested.
Speaking in an interview on Tamale-based Filla FM, the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia noted that the NPP will introduce Transport Recapitalization Policy in its next term.
The policy will make available brand new saloon cars and buses on lease or high purchase to interested persons who wish to acquire them for the purposes of commercial transportation.
“The policy will give you the option of whether you are a driver or motor rider who wants a bus. You can go for it and pay in installments. We are talking about brand new vehicles. That will significantly reduce the accident rates which is largely caused by old and rickety vehicles. This is a better option than the risky okada,” he noted.
The Vice President believes that this alternative is better than encouraging okada which will jeopardize lives and put people’s lives at risk.