By Gifty Amofa, GNA
Accra, June 25, GNA
– The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the State Insurance
Company (SIC) has presented over GH¢126,000.00
to seven beneficiaries of the SICLife policy introduced for teaching and
non-teaching staff of the Service.
beneficiaries are Mr Kofi Nartey, who was attacked by robbers and Madam
Yohebeth Anyadi, who is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The rest, George
Somuah Bosompem, Amos Aboagye, Sampson Amoako Atta Narh, Kwame Kyei and Bruno
Ayitey; are all deceased and their families received their claims.
It would be recalled
that Mr Bosompem lost his life recently after being attacked by teenagers at
Asiakwa in the Eastern Region, and the rest lost their lives through motor
accidents, electrocution and robbery attacks.
Six of the
beneficiaries were presented with cheques valued at GH¢18,000.00
and Madam Yohebeth received USD 3,500 at the launch of the Life Insurance held
The Policy, which
had member contribution of GH¢10.00 per
month being deducted by the Controller and Accountant General Department since
June 2018, was halted for sometime but the deduction is set to resume on July
8, this year.
Opoku Amankwa, the Director General of GES, said it would be in the interest of
all staff to be on board to help them face life’s uncertainties.
He said there would
be continuous sensitization to ensure members understood the need to
said as part of the Ministry Education’s commitment to promote the welfare of
staff, the GES instituted a Group Life Insurance Package for both the teaching
and non-teaching staff.
“Over the past
years, GES received reports of staff who have been involved in accidents or are
critically ill and need assistance from the service. It is for this reason that
a policy like this became relevant to the staff of GES,” he explained.
He called on SIC to
work hard to make the policy responsive to the needs of the staff, adding that
the paid claims were affirming SIC Life’s commitment to the members.
Wyns-Dogbe, Managing Director of SIC, said the policy is a comprehensive one
and it covers natural/accidental death with a benefit of GH¢18,000.00; permanent disability resulting
from accident or illness with benefits up to GH¢18,000.00,
depending on the degree of disability.
She said critical
illnesses such as stroke, cancer, major organ transplant, kidney failure and
others had a benefit of GH¢9,000.00,
adding that critical illnesses that rendered a member totally and permanently
disabled could lead to GH¢18,000.00.
Director said “there is also a cashback of ten percent if no claim is made within
Mr Aduonum, the
ambassador for the policy, urged all staff to be on board as he was a
beneficiary of the policy when he was hit by a stray bullet as an old soldier.
The function brought
together directors of education, beneficiaries, teachers, management of SIC,
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