Ghanaians urged to get travel insurance

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The Ghanaian Aviation Ministry is being called upon by Victor Obeng-Adiyiah, managing director of Unique Insurance Company Limited (UICL), to encourage Ghanaians to purchase travel insurance.

Speaking at the launch of the company’s newest product, the Unique Travel Policy, Obeng-Adiyiah commented that the Ministry should look at measures and incentives to encourage the public to buy travel insurance: “This will reduce the incidence of distress calls and unbudgeted costs to Ghanaian travellers and their families, and also ensure the welfare and safety of Ghanaians when they are off the shores of the motherland.”

UICL’s new product is said to be the first real-time online travel insurance product available to customers in Ghana. It was launched in partnership with Trust Re of Bahrain. Though insurance take-up in Ghana is on the rise, travel insurance is still a small market in the country.

Minster of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah, was in attendance at the product launch, and remarked in her keynote speech that the product was ‘a commendable development within the aviation and insurance industry in Ghana’, and encouraged all present to patronise the product. Commissioner of Insurance, Justice Yaw Ofori, was also present.