The President of the Affiliation of Bullion Operators Ghana (ABOG), Alhaji Iddi Sumaila, has supplied reassurance to the general public that no soft-skinned automobile might be used for transporting money ranging from July 1, 2023.
Throughout an interview on Eyewitness Information on Citi FM, Alhaji Sumaila said that the affiliation is dedicated to making sure that each one banks throughout the nation make the most of the out there 150 bullion vans earlier than the required deadline.
This choice is available in response to the growing incidents of armed theft assaults on bullion vans within the nation. The newest assault occurred on Thursday when 4 armed robbers focused a bullion van in Ablekuma, Accra, ensuing within the dying of the police escort.
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“From 1st July, I can guarantee most people that no soft-skinned automobiles might be seen on our roads. We’ve been utilizing the soft-skinned awaiting the deadline. It’s truly a programme we’re taking a look at holistically. So no soft-skinned automobiles might be on our roads.”
He additional defined that this plan had been in progress previous to the current incident and that important strides had been made to make sure its implementation.
The settlement with the Financial institution of Ghana and different stakeholders was to transition away from soft-skinned automobiles beginning in July.
“That has been the plan, it isn’t due to this problem. Progress has been made and that was the settlement with the Financial institution of Ghana and all different stakeholders that from July we should transition.”
Alhaji Sumaila emphasised that they’re collaborating with all stakeholders to expedite the deployment of armoured bullion vans as a way to forestall the lack of lives, notably amongst police escorts.
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“By 1st of July , we’ll see banks utilizing armoured automobiles/bullion vans. Nevertheless, different banks haven’t finalised the settlement with us. We’ve about 150 bullion vans within the nation. Most banks have signed contracts with us to deploy to them,” he mentioned.