Dr Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has told journalists that the Vice Air Marshal will support the central bank to use helicopters to transport cash to banks in and around the country.
He said this is as a result of the recent attacks by criminals on bullion vans in the country. Due to this, the central bank has put in place this strategy to deal with the menace accordingly.
He added that there was a recent attack on a bullion van in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. And this is the third time it is occurring. He added that, securities met with the banks to decide on the way forward and how they can collaborate with the banks to have a more secure way of transporting money around the country.
The Governor reiterated that he has also met with the Air Vice Marshall, who has offered to assist the bank with lifting of currency around the country using some of the aircraft available.
He also announced that the Monetary Policy Committee has been able to maintain the policy rate at 14.5 per cent.
This event took place on Monday, September 28.