Eunice Hilda Ampomah/William Fiabu, GNA
Accra, Oct. 22, GNA – KRIF Ghana on Monday
donated a fire, water and burglar proof ‘Diplomat Reinforced Office Cabinet’
Safe worth GH¢15,000.00 to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to
secure its valuable documents.
The Safe was ISO 9001 certified, three
dimensional in nature and had double bait lock and shelves that could be
adjusted to suit the office’s needs.
KRIF Ghana, is a company that sells and
distributes money handling machines, office equipment and stationery.
Mrs Awura Adjoa Okosun, the Executive Director
of KRIF Ghana, said the Company which had been operating for 32 years in Ghana,
saw the need to give back to the citizenry for their acceptance and patronage
of their goods and services.
She said the Company therefore identified
public organisations and institutions to benefit from their Corporate Social
Responsibility project of creating awareness on the need to use safes.
The campaign was on the slogan, ‘Everyone must
own a safe campaign’.
She noted that, EOCO as a specialised agency,
was the second in the first batch of the projected 52 beneficiaries after Ghana
News Agency benefited from the KRIF Ghana’s donation.
Mrs Okosun said EOCO with the key function of
investigating economic and organised crime on the authority of the Attorney
General prosecuted offenses to recover the proceeds of crime.
It was therefore necessary for the Office to
have a security safe to store valuables including; documents, exhibits and
samples for their operations.
Mrs Okosun said: “The items definitely need
protection from theft, fire, flood, tampering or other perils. It is in the
light of this that KRIF Ghana thought it wise and appropriate to donate one of
our Diplomat branded safes to EOCO”.
The Diplomat safe is a product of Korean
origin using German technology with a manufacturing plant in Busam that
guarantees a high quality of durability and resistance prone to all known
Mr Enoch Manford, Head of Engineering
Department, KRIF Ghana making a presentation on diplomatic fire and burglary
safe said insurance could replace most of an organisation’s furnishing,
however, important documents such as deeds, wills and certificates could be
lost through fire accidents.
He said: “You would agree with me that safe is
the best solution”.
Mr Manford emphasised that fire accidents
could also destroy photographs, jewellery, and other irreplaceable items.
He said the Safe with a capacity of 185 litres
and weight of 185 kilogrammes was extremely suitable for storage of oversized
documents and binders; provides protection against theft; and had high-end
epoxy anti-rust primer coating to prevent rusting.
Mr K. K. Amoah, the Executive Director of EOCO
expressed the profound gratitude of the Office to KRIF Ghana for that
He said: “KRIF Ghana has surprised us because
we need a lot of logistics support and safes like this for this office and we
are happy that KRIF within their own interest chose to come and support us. We
will find an appropriate time to show our appreciation to them”.