Reports of fire outbreak at Bank of Ghana untrue – BoG

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has denied reports that there was fire outbreak at the Headquarters in Accra.

The BoG said the reports on social media are untrue.

“As a public facility, routine fire drill is necessary for testing the efficiency and preparedness of the Bank’s safety systems to manage emergencies like fires, and inculcate in the staff of the Bank fire safety evacuation procedures,” the Bank said in series of tweets on Thursday December 8.

It added “Bank of Ghana by this medium cautions against false reportage intended to create fear and panic in the country.”

The Bank also said in Facebook post that “The Bank, today, Thursday,8th December 2022, conducted a routine fire drill (simulation exercise) to prepare staff for real-time fire situation.

“The exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Ghana National Fire Service, the National Ambulance Service and the Ghana Police Service.

“As a public facility, routine fire drill is necessary for testing the efficiency and preparedness of the Bank’s safety systems to manage emergencies like fires, and inculcate in the staff of the Bank fire safety evacuation procedures.

“Bank of Ghana by this medium cautions against false reportage intended to create fear and panic in the country.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana