In 2015 the Ghana Police and the Ministry of Transport intensified the fight against the Okada business. At a point they Ministry of Transport felt they were losing the fight and so they blamed the police for not enforcing the law the banned the Okada business in Accra and other parts of the country. The Transport minister at the time Hon. Dzifa Attivor once said in an interview with the Daily Graphic that “If the police were doing their work well, Okada would not be on our roads.” The police denied her claims, and said they are working well to get the Okada off the roads. In 2017, some Okada riders who felt they were being terrorized by the actions of the police threatened to go into armed robbery if the Okada business is banned. Three years after intensifying the fight against Okada, it looks like the Police and the Ministry have lost the fight. The Okada business is booming, especially in Accra. And their patronage keeps increasing. This has influenced the Deputy Minister of Transport Hon. Titus Glover to make a case for the legalization of Okada in Ghana. The Minister recently said in a radio interview that “For me, I will not hesitate to support regularization of the activities of Okada. It is a conversation we need to engage in now to see how their operations can also be directed by the laws of the country”. This comes as a good news to the Okada riders. .
. 📷: Nana Osei - 2018
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