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LOCAL NEWS: Government Secure Quadricycles For Commercial, Okada, And Pragya Riders (Pics)

The Government of Ghana through the Coastal Development Authority has secured some four-passenger quadricycles to commercial drivers, okada, and pragya riders to help eradicate poverty and create wealth for the youth.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of CODA, Jerry Ahmed Shaib, the new initiative is also expected to help address road safety within the Coastal Development Zone.

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Speaking to Journalists in Accra last Thursday to outdoor the vehicles, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib said "Under the CODA Drive intervention, CODA will offer Bajaj Qute four-passenger quadricycles to drivers and okada riders on hire purchase for use as public transport"

He also explained that the operation of CODA Drive will initially be concentrated in rural areas and city outskirts in the six regions of the Coastal Development Zone.

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Speaking on its benefits, the CEO elaborated that CODA Drive has many economic and social benefits including but not limited to the income-earning opportunities for thousands of Ghanaian families as well as a reduction in road crashes and consequent reduction in injury and death.

CODA Drive is being funded under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith