Senior Vice-President of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil has added his voice to the section of the public that is advocating for the legalisation of the commercial use of motorbikes.

He said if government is not ready to “legalise and properly regulate this important transport and economically viable sub sector, then they are not prepared to run a country like Ghana”.

The lawyer indicated his support for the popular Okada business in a Facebook post, Tuesday.

“Okada business is 1. A major source of honest employment for many people. 2. A major service provider of choice in traffic locked urban areas and underserved rural areas and elsewhere,” he stated.

However, Kofi admitted it will not be an easy road to take.

This comes after the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama promised to authorise the commercial operation of motorbikes in the country.

This has been met by mixed reactions as some claim the disadvantages associated with the use of Okada outweigh the benefits.