Give Ghanaians something better than Okada – Socrate Safo tells Mahama
Ghanaian Filmmaker and Director for Creative Arts at the National Commission on Culture (NCC) Socrate Safo, has rubbished plans to legalize commercial motorcycle operations popularly known as Okada by opposition leader John Dramani Mahama should he win power in the December polls.
The promise to legalise Okada by the NDC has been well received by the Okada Riders Association but has received backlash from the NPP with vice-president Dr Bawumia saying the NPP government will provide cars for Ghanaians through car assembling companies in the country, instead of legalizing what he calls dangerous Okada business.
According to Socrate Safo, the legalization of Okada cannot be a safe venture of transporting human beings hence must not be tolerated.
“It is better to give the boys driving that motorbikes something better than Okada. That is the fact, you can’t call for legalization of Okada to damage more lives. The cars as proposed the NPP for them makes more sense. The Okada business was made illegal by same Mahama, so why the u-turn? You make something illegal and wants to turn back to legalize it. We are giving them (Okada riders) better option” he said on the ‘Best Entertainment Show‘ on Okay FM Friday, September, 18, 2020.