New road projects under my next government shall include special lanes for motor riders – Mahama

The 2024 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama says all new road projects, especially those in capital cities shall make provision for special lanes for motor cyclists. The policy, according to him will guarantee extra safety for road users and enhance the Okada business which has come to stay.

The former President, said the move is necessary to incorporate their contribution to national development.


“The roads we constructed in Tamale for example has dedicated lanes for motor users. So if we are constructing new roads, we will make available special lanes for such users” Mr Mahama explained during a meeting with the members of the Okada Riders Association at Ashaiman on Friday, May 31, 2024.

John Mahama who has reiterated his promise to regularise commercial motorcycle business also promised to introduce electric motorbikes.
“There are electric motorbikes which run on electricity. Once you charge it at night, you are good to go. It consumes less electricity and it is better than using fuel. We will introduce them if we come to power.” he emphasized.

“Drivers must also know that motor cyclists are also road users. When a motorcycle is ahead of you on the road, consider it to be a car and drive with that in mind” he advised.

It was full of excitement, pomp and pageantry when John Mahama met with the Okada Riders. The riders drawn from across the capital and parts of the central and Easter region expressed confidence in John Mahama and pledged their support to ensure he wins the 2024 elections.

This is the second time the Mr Mahama is promising to legalize the activities of Okada after unsuccessful attempts at winning the 2020 election.

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