The MTTD has asserted that the government should focus on developing alternative means of transportation before the ban on the operations of ‘Okada’ riders can be enforced
This assertion was made after the Ghana Medical Association suggested that a ban should be placed on the activities of the motor riders to decrease the level of accidents and fatalities on our roads.
According to the Director in Charge of Education, Research and Training at the Motor Traffic and Transport Department, Superintendent Alexander Obeng, provisions for other transport media should be made before the strict enforcement of the ban on the motor riders activities can be done
“You don’t just say ban Okada or don’t ban. There should be mechanisms in place if you are banning it and the banning it comes with its own issues. If we ban, then we should introduce certain mechanisms to ensure that traffic congestion is free whiles bus rapid transit system is invested in and dedicated lanes are provided for buses and all that and we have a scale system that will reduce pressure on our roads………. These are the things that as a country we have to look at otherwise motorcycle use is common.”
A law on road traffic regulations was made to control the use of motor vehicles but there has been an increased use of these vehicles over time.
By: Nana Adwoa Wiafe-Akenten | universnewsroom