We’ll comply with IGP directives on use of fortified bullion vans – Ghana Association of Bankers

The Ghana Association of Bankers is extremely saddened to learn about the events of Monday June 14, 2021, which led to the tragic loss of General Constable Emmanuel Osei of the National SWAT Unit, Police Headquarters Accra and a trader.

According to a statement, jointly signed by the Chief Executive Officer, John Awuah and President of the Association, Mansa Nettey, a number of key decisions and recommendations have been made to enhance the security of banking staff, customers, service providers, including personnel of the Ghana Police Service, cash and other facilities of banks.

The statement further says “As a response, we have committed to comply with the “latest industry standards in compliance, and certification requirements of Cash in Transit (CIT) operations; strengthen dialogue with the providers of CIT service to develop a comprehensive infrastructure, and implement an aggressively proactive approach to staying at the forefront of the continually evolving security threats that the banking sector is exposed to.”

“We take this opportunity to assure the banking community and the general public that we have been working on enhanced CIT modalities with the Police Service, BoG and our third party service providers and remain fully committed to strict compliance with established standards”, It added.

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