The Npp Government will Issue free Motor license and insurance to All " Okada " riders across the country in our second term....... Sammy Awuku promise to Okada Riders Association

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 Story reported by Jennifer Larry 

The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku addressing the Okada Riders and their leaders at the kwame Nkaumah Circle in Accra.

He said many of the youth could be enrolled in the various government job creation interventions such as the Planting for Food and Jobs, NABCO or the various security services, particularly those with the needed qualifications.

According to him the NPP government unlike the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC), will not promise anything the party cannot fulfill.

He added that, meeting with the okada riders and their leaders was to afford the Okada riders and their leaders the opportunity to voice out their problems and what they want the government to do for them.  

The event was attended by the party’s Greater Accra Regional executives, including Greater Accra Regional Organizer Prince Obeng, and the Parliamentary candidate for the Korle Klottey Constituency, Prince Debrah.

The leaders of the Okada riders associations voice out their problems, citing police harassment, issues of license and insurance as their major obstacles. They therefore appealed to the government to look into their concerns.

Responding to the appeals of the okada, the National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku pledged to them that the government will look into their grievances, promising that the issues of license, insurance and police harassment will be looked at.

Speaking at the event, the Secretary of the Greater Accra Okada Riders Association, David Teye debunked the allegations that okada riders have pledged their support to John Mahama and the NDC party because of the party’s promise to legalise the okada business.

He added that the okada riders association had written to both the NPP and the NDC to have a meeting with them in order to enable them deliberate with them on issues affecting the okada business.

He said even though the Okada business had been very helpful particularly in the area of job creation to the youth, players in the industry are often harassed by the police, hence they do not have their peace of mind to operate. 

Chairman of the Okada Riders Association in Greater Accra, Issah Abubakar said many of the youth are doing the okada business because of lack of job opportunities in the country.

For his part, the President of the Greater Accra Okada Riders Association, Kabila Mohammed expressed worry over what he said was lack of respect for the okada riders by some members of the public, pointing out that many of the okada riders are graduates and deserved to be respected.

He therefore appealed to the government to absorb the graduates among them into the various security agencies and also honour its promise of giving cars to them to buy on hire purchase basis.


Editor: Nii Amon 

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