Business News of Thursday, 6 December 2012

Source: thebftonline

Millennium Insurance sponsors Defensive Driver Training

Millennium Insurance Company, a member of the Jospong Group of Companies, has sponsored a training programme for drivers of Zoomlion Ghana Limited in Accra.

The training programme was aimed at educating the company’s drivers on defensive driving techniques to ensure that road accidents are reduced to the barest minimum within the company – especially in light of the numerous accidents in the country.

About 50 drivers of Zoomlion participated in the one-day exercise which attracted top executives of the Jospong Group.

Godfred Djani, Managing Director, Millennium Insurance Company, the main insurer of Zoomlion vehicles, explained to drivers the essence of risk management in insurance business. “Check your vehicles and respect other road users,” he advised the drivers.

The participants were taken through defensive driving lessons and the causes of road accidents.

Factors such as light-weather road conditions as well as traffic in addition to vehicle and driver conditions were pointed out.

Other topics touched on included techniques for steering a vehicle to safety when it skids off the road or during a head on-collision.

Resources persons for the programme included Seth Amankra and Joshua Amfo Adu, who are experts in driver training.