The National Chairman of Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) has advised all agents across the country to close by 6:00 pm to help reduce their risk of robbery attacks.
Delali Abotsie said increasing robbery attacks on their members is worrying making the business unsafe for members.
“To be very Frank, it is one too many and we are so worried as an Association. Actually, the guy belongs to the Mobile money Association of Ghana so I been the Chairman I am in the house to console the Family and I can see the rep of MTN here. We have come to solidarize with the family and see the way forward.
“One of the things I want my colleagues to note is about the time that we close from work. If possible, by 6:00oclock every agent should close and do reconciliation and go home. It is the best for all of us now. Because what is happening is too much. so I will let everybody close by 6:00 pm Nobody should stay at work. close and go home”.
He continued that “even Banks with Police protection they are robbing them and you who don’t have anybody to protect you why don’t you close Early and go home”.
“It is time for the government to come in since whatever we are doing government is in some way gaining revenue from us, we can’t face this battle all alone and it is time for the government to take stringent measures to curtail this menace being meted out to mobile money agents”.
This follows the latest killing of another mobile money agent at Okorase near Koforidua in the Eastern region.