IGP Redirect Banks To Provide Bullion Van By 30 June 2020 Instead Of Agreed 2023

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IGP James Oppong has called on all banks to provide a secured Bullion Van By 30 June in order to continue rendering of their services

In the wake of incessant robbery attacks on bullion vans in the country, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, has asked banks to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting money.

His message came after the robbery incidents that took one of their officers life.

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Though Bank of Ghana has asked the banks to provide a secured Bullion Van By 1st July, 2023 the incidents has propelled IGP to call for immediate action.

Some police officers on these special duties have repeatedly complained about the unavailability of bullet proof vests and sophisticated weapons to protect them on these assignments, aside from the sub-standard bullion vans.

The Police Chief said he will stop his officers from providing protection for these so-called bullion vans if the banks fail to adhere to the directive by the end of June this year.

Check out the press statement