Motorbikes Business: CODA Offers Alternative Intervention

At a time where the phenomenon of unemployment has reached alarming proportions in Ghana culminating in hundred of youth and job seekers massing up at a recently organized job fair by the Youth and Employment Agency for prospective job seekers, any policy and social interventions by individuals, organizations, and Government to create employment opportunities for job unemployed should be commended.

The ending levels of unemployment in Ghana heightened when hundred of youth kept vigil and form long queues at Ghana National Fire Service and Ghana Immigration recruitment centres across the country in their bid to secure non-existent and limited jobs.

Mr. Ken Ofori-Attah, the Minister of Finance did not help matters when he said Government payroll was full hence graduates should not look for employment in the Government sector but be entrepreneurial.

Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has taken the mantle to create employment opportunities for the unemployed and has therefore ventured into the transport industry to achieve the said objective.

The Chief Executive Officer of CODA, Jerry Ahmed Shaib has urged owners of “okada” to swap their “okada” for Bajaj qute vehicles and pay the amount of Gh 25, 000.00 to CODA for a period of two years to own the vehicle.

“The “okada” for car initiative” policy according to him would mandate persons who have signed up to the deal to pay Ghc 41 each day within a month to CODA for a period of two years to own the vehicle.

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The vehicles, he said, are more durable than “Okada”, cover more distance, and use less fuel. The above-mentioned features of the vehicles, Jerry Ahmed Shaib said would make the owner maximize profit.

The mobikes according to him would be valued and sold at the hinterlands where there is less traffic.
“The okada for vehicle policy” forms part of the process to phase out the commercial motorbikes business in the national capital.

Available information indicates that 200 vehicles would be available every quarter of the year for interested persons to buy.


Source:Adovor Nutifafa

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