The Financial institution of Ghana has directed all banks to deploy the usage of armoured-plated bullion vans for money motion operations instantly.
“Failure to adjust to this directive in all cash-related actions throughout the nation shall appeal to extreme sanctions,” the Central Financial institution wrote to all managing administrators of banks in Ghana.
The letter dated Friday, June 24 comes a few days after a police officer was killed at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, by armed robbers.
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The armed robbers are mentioned to have shot the officer a number of occasions at shut vary earlier than making away together with his gun and undisclosed sum of money.
The Ghana Affiliation of Banks (GAB) had scheduled July 1 to begin the usage of armoured-plated automobiles for cash-in-transit actions after an analogous theft led to the demise of a police officer at Adedenkpo, close to Jamestown, in 2021.
However the letter signed by Secretary of the Central Financial institution Sandra Thompson mentioned the newest directive is to make sure “safety of cash-in-transit actions and to underscore the Financial institution’s dedication to guard the lives of each Safety Personnel and Financial institution Employees concerned in all money actions”.