Vanguard Assurance, a leading insurance company in Ghana has come up wih an innovative policy that is aimed at protecting both incumbent members of parliament and aspiring parliamentarians as they embark on their duties and campaigns for Election 2012 and beyond.
Known as the Vanguard Honourable Personal Protection Policy (VHPPP), the insurance package was instituted in recognition of the immense role that parliamentarians are playing in the development of the nation and the important status they hold in relation to their constituents.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vanguard Assurance, Mr Gideon Amenyedor, who spoke to the Daily Graphic in an interview in Accra, said the policy would recompense members of parliament who suffered injuries through accidents in the course of their duties or campaigns and had therefore become incapacitated as a result.
In addition, he said,members of parliament who were physically attacked or stoned and sustained injuries thereof or lost their lives in the course of duty or were burgled because of overzealous political rivalry also stood to benefit from the policy.
Mr Amenyedor expressed the hope that Members of Parliament would take advantage of this worthwhile policy to ensure protection for themselves as they continued to serve the nation.
Source: Daily Graphic