Mobile Money vendors in the Sunyani West Municipality have appealed to the Government to institute effective measures to safeguard their operations.
The appeal comes on the back of recent attacks on mobile money vendors in Fiapre
In the incident, the armed robbers took away huge sums of money.
The robbers often disguise themselves as clients seeking to withdraw or send money and then seize the opportunity to rob the operators sometimes in broad daylight.
In an interview with Suncity News, the mobile money agents appealed to the Sunyani West Police Command to provide them with adequate security to curtail the situation.
Duut Joseph, a mobile money vendor, said the incessant robbery attacks on mobile money agents had caused fear among the people in the vicinity, following the attack on him and his colleagues in the past few days.
He called for increased police patrols in the communities to ward off the criminals, stressing, the situation had put fear in the public, making it difficult for people to transact mobile money business lately.
Duut Joseph, a vendor, also explained that by the nature of their work they closed late and so could not make deposits at the bank until the next day.
Story by: Akosua Nsoroma
Suncity Radio – Sunyani