Joseph Amoah a 21 year old mobile money vendor at a suburb of Takoradi called Ahenkofikrom was attaked by armed robbers at gun point. He tried to seek help by shouting but they shot him in the thigh. Fortunately the wound was not fatal and he has been hospitalized.
Another incident also occurred in another suburb of Takoradi in the Western region called Pesby quarters. Hannah Essandoh also a Momo vendor was also attacked by robbers at gun point. She shouted for help and a taxi driver came to her rescue but unfortunately the driver was also shot and the robbers escaped. The driver is also hospitalized from his injuries.
Mr Edmond, the head of the Mobile Money Association confirmed that both vendors are part of the association and they have taken measures and steps to visit them at the hospital. The newscaster for Atinka TV asked him about the steps they have taken to curb these unfortunate events which have become quite rampant these days. He responded to the question by saying that, they have partnered with Ghana police service to educate the vendors on some security measures. Most important among the measures is the closing time for these vendors. He said in a meeting with COP Adusah, he advised vendors to close early, if possible 6:00pm in the evening to prevent such occurrences.
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