Normal News of Thursday, 16 January 2020
A industrial motorbike rider locally recognized as ‘okada rider’ in the Shai Osudoku District is fighting for everyday living getting missing both equally arms in a horrific motorbike incident.
The victim suffered fractured arms as a result both of those reportedly amputated.
“He is even now having difficulties with his existence but equally arms slash off. Okada riders are dying like animals in the constituency. I just can’t forget as an MP so providing them with coverage address to me is a single of my priorities,” the Member of Parliament for Shai Osudoku, Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo informed Kasapa News.
Decision by the MP giving insurance cover for about 2,500 in the Shai Osudoku Constituency of the Larger Accra Location has been criticized by the Nationwide Highway Basic safety Authority accusing the MP of subtly endorsing illegality.
But the MP maintains that she can’t glance unconcerned for her constituents to die because of to the incapacity to foot their professional medical charges immediately after involving in an accident.
She stated, though it is unlawful to run professional Bike transport in Ghana, bad roads in numerous sections of the countryside justifies the use of Motorbike for transporting the inhabitants and their farm make due to the fact no car could ply the roadways including, it has also turn out to be a resource of livelihood for a lot of younger persons.
Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo said right up until the streets are mounted in the rural regions she supports proposals to legalize its procedure significantly in rural parts of the country.
Regardless of currently being illegal, there is the common use of bikes for commercial and private functions in the state. But Okada operation is infamous for expanding lethal mishaps.
A whole of 732 persons died by bike accidents in Ghana in 2019.
The Countrywide Road Basic safety Authority (NRSA) has known as for a new coverage path on the use of bikes and tricycles for commerce in the State.
“We anticipate the Ministry of Transportation to occur out quickly and give us a way as to the new coverage on applying bikes and tricycles in Ghana, and then the organizations responsible for its implementation — the NRSA, the police and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) — will come up with some regulatory mechanisms to be equipped to command the predicament,” Director in charge of Setting up and Programming at the NRSA, Mr David Osafo Adonteng was quoted in January 14, 2020 publication of Day by day Graphic.