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General News of Saturday, 17 August 2019


GES-SIC Insurance: Murdered Asiakwa teacher benefits after contributing GHC10

The Ghana Education Service(GES) has defended the controversial GES-SIC Insurance policy saying it is the most efficient, and meaningful life insurance cover devoid of any hassle in claims process.

Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo told Kasapa 102.5 FM that for instance the last payment issued in June, the murdered Asiakwa Teacher who even contributed GHC10 before his demise reaped some amount of benefit, where payment was made to his family.

“The late Mr. Somuah who was murdered at Asiakwa was part of the policy and didn’t exit as at June 2018. They checked the records and they realised he’d not exited, therefore stands to benefit, on which basis payment was issued,” she revealed in an interaction on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 Fm.

Her comment follows the suspension of the GES-SIC insurance policy program, for the month of August, as a result of the complaints from some teachers.

The employer (GES) has asked agitating public school teachers across the country who are seeking to opt-out from the policy to do so now.

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has said all teachers were compulsorily rolled onto the scheme, but on the back of the complaints received those who want to withdraw have up to the end of August to pick, fill and submit an exit form to opt-out of the policy.

Commenting on the development, Cassandra said they’re taken aback by the incessant agitations from some teachers on account that this is the best policy running following the employer’s commitment to promoting the welfare of its members-both teaching and non-teaching staff.

“Even if you pay just 10 cedis and you don’t exit, you’ll can make your claims and once approved, they’ll issue payment to you in no time. One interesting thing about this policy is that it has no waiting period. You don’t have to contribute for six months or one year or so before you can start benefiting,” Cassandra stated.