GHANA PRISONS SERVICE LAUNCHES A TRAINING PROGRAMME ON INSURANCE LITERACY FOR OFFICERS
The National Insurance Commission in collaboration with the Prisons Administration has launched a training programme on insurance literacy for Prison officers at the Ghana Prisons Headquarters in Accra.
Speaking at the launch today, the Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir commended the National Insurance Commission for initiating such a programme aimed at making officers more knowledgeable in issues pertaining to insurance. He assured the commission that the Prisons Administration would ensure the sustainability of the initiative as it would be incorporated into the training curriculum for recruit and officer cadet courses at the Prison Officers Training School.
The Commissioner of Insurance, Dr. Justice Ofori said the commission in October, 2020 launched a broad insurance literacy programme for all state security services in the country, adding that the commission has prioritized officers in the security services because of the risk they are exposed to on a daily basis. According to him, the training will center on the basic principles of insurance that will re-align the lifestyle of these officer cadets and recruits.
Giving an insight into what the trainees were to expect, the director of the Ghana Insurance College, Mr. Richard Okyere, indicated that the trainees would be taken through the basic principles of insurance and the various types of insurance such as personal and life insurances.