The Police Administration is reviewing its strategy on the movement of cash across the country, following attacks on some cash-in-transit operations.
This came up in a meeting held with officials of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Association of Bankers on Tuesday, 12th October 2021 at the National Police Headquarters.
The meeting highlighted new strategies being mapped out by the Police Service to counter cash-in-transit robbery attacks and the challenges being encountered.
The meeting which was chaired by the IGP examined all areas of collaboration between the Police and the banks.
The IGP assured players within the banking sector and members of the public that it is committed to ensuring a safe and secure atmosphere for the banking industry and guarantee the safety of all persons in the country.
“The Administration would also like to assure all Police officers that their safety is paramount and the Service will go to all lengths to provide them with the needed protection to enable them to serve the society in peace,” the Police Administration assured in a statement.
The meeting was attended by members of the Police Management Board; the Governor of BoG and his Deputies; the President, the CEO and other executive members of the Association of Bankers. Also present were the CEOs of most of the major banks in the country.
In December last year, Bank of Ghana after a meeting with Cash Operations Managers directed all Deposit-Taking Institutions (DTIs) to acquire amour-plated bullion vans for their cash operations.
This was as a result of incidents of robbery attacks of bullion vans in transit.
They were ordered to phase out all the thin-skinned vans and replace them with proper ballistic resistance bullion vans.
However, bloody attacks on bullion vans in the past months renewed calls for maximum security for cash-in-transit operations in the country.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm