Dormaahene endorses legalization and regulation of OKADA

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

The Omanhene of Dormaa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, has endorsed the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama's quest to legalise the "Okada" business if voted into government.

"I disagree with the section of Ghanaians who are against the legalisation of the Okada business in the country", he stated and pledged his commitment to support Mr Mahama to legalise the business if he won the December, 2020 polls.

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Badu II, who is also the President of the newly-constituted Bono Regional House of Chiefs endorsed the legalisation of the Okada business, when the former president paid a courtesy call on him at his palace at Dormaa-Ahenkro on Thursday to end his three-day campaign tour of the Bono Region.

Job creation

He explained that it was appropriate to legalise Okada business and expressed the hope that the legalisation of the business would help create jobs for the youth.

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II explained that even in advanced countries such as China citizens were still in Okada business.


He also lauded Mr Mahama's decision to pay footballers and assembly members in his next administration.

Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II explained that assembly members played a key role in their various communities and should be given some allowance to motivate and support them to execute their community responsibilities.

He also said paying footballers would help bring relief to football club owners who sometimes struggled to pay their players