About 100 National Ser-vice Personnel (NSP) who’ve been posted to the Motor Traffic and Trans-port Department (MTTD) of the (*100*) Police Service (GPS) have passed through a three-day coaching on elementary insurance coverage.
Under the Urban Traffic Management module for their 2022/2023 carrier yr, the module was once instituted in 2015 to com-plement the efforts of the Police MTTD to sensitise and teach the general public on highway protection and visitors problems.
The coaching organised via the National Insurance Commission (NIC) was once to pre-pare them for motor visitors tasks forward of the yule.
Speaking on the opening of the educational, Director-General of the MTTD of GPS, Commissioner of Police (COP) Francis Ebenezer Doku, stated individuals can be skilled on elementary insurance coverage processes and the Motor Insurance Database (MID), presented via NIC to test faux insurance coverage stickers.
The purpose of the educational programme for the protection businesses’ staff was once to create insurance coverage consciousness and offering an road for the individuals to expand an pastime in a occupation in insurance coverage.
“This programme is geared towards adding human resource to the MTTD for the effective management of road traffic. It is my expectation that NSP personnel will better appreciate the police-citizen relation-ship and also get rid of the negative stereo-type they have about the police service,” he mentioned.
He recommended the NIC for sponsoring the educational and orientation programme to coach the NSP staff on insurance coverage and visitors tasks forward of the Christmas.
The Commissioner of Insurance, Dr Justice Ofori, in a speech learn in his behalf via the Head of Public Relations, Mawuli Zogbenu, stated the collaboration between the MTTD and Commission was once serving to re-duction of highway carnage around the nation.
According to him, to be had statistics from the Police MTTD confirmed that motor acci-dents and crashes for the primary 5 months of the yr from January to May, 2022 stood at 6,472 representing a 4.67 according to cent aid from remaining yr’s determine of 6,789.
On accidents, the NIC Commissioner indicated that statistics from MTTD that the determine declined via 4.98 inside of the similar assessment duration from 6,967 to six,620 whilst death-related injuries declined via 9 according to cent from 1,250 other people in January to May 2021 to at least one,140 throughout the similar duration in 2022.
The Insurance Commissioner added that “Ensuring sanity and protection on our roads were legally and mandatorily provided by two functions; the police and insurance and our collaborative efforts are so far yielding the necessary results.”
He stated the purposes of NIC according to sec-tions two and 3 of the Insurance Act 2021, (Act 1061), integrated supporting and inspiring monetary inclusion, selling public consciousness and enterprise public schooling on insurance coverage.
“This orientation programme for NSP is a priority to the NIC. The programmes will continue to centre on the basic principles of insurance and the MID which is of utmost relevance to these personnel deployed on our roads especially as the Christ-mas festiv-ities fast approach,” he stated.
Author: Ghanaian Times