The neophytes in our political space would feel nonplussed hearing Nana Agyemang Badu, the Omanhene of Dormaa, giving credence to the promise of Mahama to legalize Okada in the unlikely event that he wins the 2020 elections.
The Dormaahene has a longstanding relationship with the NDC and would not hesitate to support them any day on any policy proposal irrespective of its impacts on the socio-economic development of the populace.
Citing India, Brazil and a few other countries as case studies, he makes the point that the Okada system practiced in those countries should be replicated in Ghana.
He lost sight of the structure of the economies he cited, thinking we are on the same pedigree with them.
Moreover, these countries practice the Pragya system and not Okada. Even the few ones which practice this successfully have laws which are adhered to by these motorists. Ghana is a different ball game altogether.
One wonders why the revered judge did not cite examples which are within our jurisdictional context like Nigeria and Mali.
Okada is causing a great deal of havoc in these countries so much so that Nigeria is outlawing same. Why must Ghana introduce a transportation system that kills more people than any other means of transportation?
Dormaahene is blinded by his love for the NDC to endorse such a dangerous system.
Would he allow his sons to venture into Okada riding if it were inducted into the transportation system? His position on this Okada idea is partisan and not objective.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.