Government has promised to replace rickety commercial vehicles in the country through a special support initiative programme dubbed “Transport Sector Recapitalisation Project” (TSRP) when voted for a second term, National Communications Director of the party, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has said.
He intimated that the TSRP which has been detailed in the party’s 2020 manifesto would enable owners of rickety commercial vehicles turn-in their existing vehicles in exchange for a long term payment plan for Made-in-Ghana vehicles.
Speaking at the NPP’s press conference on Monday in Accra, Mr Asamoa said that the project was driven by the lack of a long-term, efficient financing mechanism for commercial transport owners and operators.
“The NDC led by former President John Mahama’s policy on legalisation of Okada, years after he banned it in L.I 2180, without the benefit of scrutiny and analysis of the entire sector was to persuade voters.
“We are humbly asking Ghanaians to choose decisive, focused, courageous, committed, competent and compassionate leadership over wishy-washy, flip-flopping, indecisive and incoherent leadership. Akufo-Addo represents leadership of service that will transform Ghana for all. Vote for him to protect our progress,” he said.
He insisted that the call for legalisation of the okada business needed a stakeholder’s consultations and not as a campaign tool to the detriment of lives.