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NIC, NIA to build capacity of Insurance Agents

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) in collaboration with its partners have commenced a six-day training workshop for players in the insurance industry in Kumasi. The workshop, which is in partnership with the Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED) of the German Development Co-operation (GIZ), is to boost the capacity of …

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SSNIT donates GH¢300,000 to Ghana Pensioners Association

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on Thursday donated an amount of GH¢300,000 to the Ghana Pensioners Association in Accra. The donation was to support the Association’s medical scheme, which supports members in paying their medical bills besides the contribution to the Associations Silver Jubilee celebration. Mr Edward …

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National Service insurance policy is now optional

The insurance policy for national service personnel has now been made optional for interested national service personnel who wish to sign onto the policy. A statement signed by Mr Ussif Mustapha, the Acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Wednesday, said …

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Ghana’s Central Medical Stores yet to be insured – MOH

Dr Afisah Zakariah, the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, has admitted that the burnt Central Medical Stores (CMS) located at Tema was not insured at the time. She also said, the current CMS, which was housed in a rented facility has also not been insured and blamed …

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GIZ assists Ghana to develop insurance to mitigate climate risk

GIZ, a German Development Agency, in collaboration with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), is partnering countries including Ghana to develop a climate resilience toolbox to mitigate climate impact in these countries. Ghana is currently validating her toolbox initiative to gather inputs from various stakeholders that would be working with …

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Pensioners plead for increase in monthly pension

The National Association of Pensioners has appealed for substantial upward adjustment of their monthly pension to make things a bit better for them. Mr. Seth Sesi Ametefe, its President, said what they were currently receiving was too meagre, something which had made the going difficult for majority of them. Some …

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Government to help improve insurance performance

Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, the Deputy Minister of Finance, says Government is willing to provide the enabling environment to improve insurance performance by facilitating the regulator; National Insurance Commission, to promote research into the insurance business. He said the industry should, therefore, position itself to benefit from government policy interventions and …

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Police Officers to receive GH¢50,000 insurance cover 

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) during the closing ceremony of the training programme for Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) reform in Accra, said every police officer would soon have GHC 50,000 insurance cover. He said the amount would be used in case of death in line of …

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Ofori-Atta to address first National General Insurance Conference

The Ghana Insurers Association (GIA), under the auspices of the General Insurance Council (GIC), will hold the first-ever National General Insurance conference on October 19th, 2017. The event, set to take place in Accra, will be on the theme: ‘Transforming the General Insurance Industry through Self-Regulation, Financial Capacity and Business Innovation.’ …

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Authority proposes levy on alcohol to fund NHIS

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has made a proposal to government to levy tobacco and alcohol to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the Authority, the proposal is one of the options of finding additional sources of funding to sustain the NHIS policy, since the 2.5 …

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