BoG set to use helicopters to transport cash following attacks on bullion vans
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BoG set to use helicopters to transport cash following attacks on bullion vans

- Dr Ernest Addison has indicated that BoG would resort to the use of helicopters to transport cash

- According to the BoG boss, the move is to prevent attacks on bullion vans which has become rampant

- There was a recent attack on a bullion van in Kumasi which has necessitated the new move

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Dr Ernest Addison, Bank of Ghana's governor, has indicated that the financial outfit would resort to the use of helicopters to transport cash to banks around the country due to recent rampant hits on bullion vans.

While speaking at the Monetary Policy Committee presser in Accra on Monday September 28, 2020, Dr Addison said the move was one of the considerations being looked at following attacks on money vans.

BoG to use helicopters to circulate cash to stop attacks on bullion vans

Dr. Ernest Addison. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

Dr Addison said:

“This is about the third or so occasion that we have had that type of incidence [attacks on bullion vans]. All of them are using these Nissan pickup trucks that have been converted into bullion vans."
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He added that many security agencies had met over the matter to see the way forward.

“We have quite a good fleet of bullion vans and are asking them to see how we collaborate with the banks so that we will have a more secure way of transporting money around the country."

Dr. Addison said he met with the Air Vice Marshall and he has offered to assist the bank with the lifting of cash around the country using some of the aircraft at their disposal.

Meanwhile, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has shown that even though he has matchless love for his country as a minister, he equally cannot forget his first love as a heart surgeon.

The astute Ghanaian is currently the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation under the Akufo-Addo-led government.

As a result of his position, he sees to the affairs of the nation normally from Monday to Friday which are considered as 'official working days'.

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One would consider the honorable minister to take a good rest after his weekday work is over but anyone saying this, clearly does not know Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng.

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