John Dramani Mahama, the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2024 general elections, asserted that the Okada business has firmly established itself and is beyond the reach of any government attempting to dismantle it.
Speaking at a gathering during his Building Ghana tour in the Eastern Region, Mahama criticized the current government for failing to address economic challenges and youth unemployment. He maintained that the Okada business is here to stay and cannot be eliminated by any government.
Mahama reiterated his stance on Okada riders, stating that if given another term, he would implement a comprehensive system involving the registration, licensing, and regulation of the riders. This approach aims to provide clear guidelines for their smooth operation without unnecessary obstacles.
Highlighting the potential impact of his upcoming administration on local farmers in the Krobo enclaves, Mahama unveiled plans to establish a farmer’s cooperative to address challenges faced by farmers in acquiring essential agricultural supplies. He expressed optimism that these measures would revitalize the agriculture sector and contribute to alleviating current economic challenges.
Continuing his two-day Building Ghana campaign tour of the Eastern Region, Mahama engaged with regional executives, visited communities, held town hall meetings, and interacted with local farmers, emphasizing grassroots perspectives and party unity.