The National Insurance Commission (NIC) donated 500 GoTa phones to the Motor Traffic & Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service. The phone equipment will support the enforcement activities of the police and help detect drivers whose vehicles have fake motor insurance policies.
At a donation event at the Police Headquarters, the Commissioner of Insurance Dr. Justice Ofori said the use of the phone devices would further reduce considerably the issuance and use of fake motor stickers. Dr. Ofori noted that through the assistance of the police, the Commission had previously succeeded in apprehending and prosecuting perpetrators of motor insurance sticker fraud:
“The enforcement activities of the police through the use of the GoTa phones will affirm the Commission’s obligation to protect interests of the policyholder, and by extension the average person on the street,” he said
Director-General of the Motor Traffic & Transport Department COP Frederick Adu-Anim received the package of GoTa phones and expressed the appreciation of the Ghana Police for the assistance the National Insurance Commission had provided over the years.
In 2020, the NIC implemented an electronic motor insurance database software, known as the Motor Insurance Database (MID). The MID is a central database repository of all motor vehicle insurance policies issued by insurance companies in Ghana. The NIC supported the MTTD with a nationwide Training of Trainers (ToT) program to build capacity of 400 officers in the use of the MID.