A view from Accra City Hall—The 'Okada' phenomenon; to legalise or not to legalise?


The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has questioned whether the legalisation of motorcycle for commercial purposes popularly known as 'Okada' was a sustainable approach to address Ghana’s long-term transportation challenges as the nation strives to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

According to him even though transportation remains one of the key pillars for sustained economic growth, the issue of safe movement of people must be a priority at all times.  

The Mayor expressed these concerns in an article titled "A view from Accra City Hall: The 'Okada' phenomenon: to legalise or not to legalise?", published on the website of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020.

He was hopeful the systematic implementation of the National Transport Policy of 2012 would set Ghana on the path to a modernised multi-modal transportation system that would be a means to “Ghana Beyond Aid”. 

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