The Executive Director of Youth for Peace and Security Africa (YPS-Africa), Abraham Klutse says that banks have the option of enhancing the vehicles they already use for carting cash rather than purchasing bullions vans.
He says that the windscreen of the cars they already use can be replaced with bulletproof ones.
His comments come at the bank of the recent killing of a police officer who was accompanying a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
Abraham Klutse says that the procurement of bullion vans is more expensive.
“The banks do not need to spend millions of dollars to procure these actual bullion vans. The windscreen of ordinary cars can be changed with a bulletproof windscreen that will not cost even up to GHC 20,000. Banks should be able to afford that,” he told UniversNews
The security analyst also urged the police service to be more proactive in curbing crime.
He also expressed concern over the manner in which prisoners are released after serving their time.
He called for monitoring of their activities to ensure that they do not reengage in crime.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has sent a directive to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Association of Bankers to provide standard bulletproof vans for transporting money before the end of June.
He threatened that failure to adhere to this directive will lead to the withdrawal of the services of the policemen.