Transport minister designate, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has said in the ministerial vetting that, it will be very difficult for him to legalise okada.“We will not be able to legalise okada today because the numbers are not pointing in the direction that we should. Also, considering the fact that enforcement is a problem in this country. Based on the current information on the grounds, it will be difficult for me to spearhead the legalisation of okada in my second term.”
However, the 2020 presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress made a promise to Ghanaians in his campaign that he will legalise okada when votered into power as a mean of job creation for the youth. Some Ghanaians deliberated on this issue saying it will cause more harm than good.
The government on the other hand described the operationalization of okada in the country as a “risky business”, Dr. Bawumia announced the government’s proposed alternative to offer new cars to the operators on a lease basis in order for them to carry out their activities in a much safer manner.