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Many motorbikers are thieves, you'll be registered, wear reflective jackets to sniff out thieves — Mahama tells Okada Riders 

  Sun, 02 Jun 2024
Headlines Many motorbikers are thieves, you'll be registered, wear reflective jackets to sniff out thieves — Mahama tells Okada Riders 
SUN, 02 JUN 2024 LISTEN

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has announced measures to tackle the use of motorbikes for robberies in towns and cities if elected president on December 7.

He said commercial motorbike riders popularly known as Okada Riders will be registered and made to wear reflective jackets for easy identification and help sniff out the criminal ones.

While addressing motor riders in Ashaiman, Mr. Mahama stated “We want your support in ensuring the law works. You must hold accountable any members who break the law. Your safety will be a top priority, and you must observe road instructions at all times. Your work is very important.

“You will be asked to wear reflective jackets so that people can see you from a distance. Many motorbikers are thieves, so we will register all of you to help identify the thieves.”

Mr. Mahama also assured that a small portion of the road would be dedicated to motorbike riders when constructing new roads under the next NDC government.

The former President has also promised to establish an electric motorbike assembling plant.

He pledged to offer the motorbikes on a hire-purchase basis to Okada riders.

Mahama stated, “The good news is that I have spoken with two companies. They are going to open an assembling plant for electric motorbikes. These will be given out on hire purchase, work and pay, allowing you to pay in installments. Such motors don’t consume petrol; the battery will be charged down.

“When you ride and your battery runs low, you can visit the battery exchange center where your battery will be replaced with a new one. You pay a small fee and then you continue with your work.”

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Started: 02-07-2024 | Ends: 31-10-2024

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