The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has trained 62 youth as Insurances Sales Agents at Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The youth training is for job creation that will ultimately lead to an increase in the insurance penetration rate.
Also, it is to equip them for engaging the insuring public in a more professional and ethical manner.
In August 2019, NIC began training 10,000 Ghanaians as Insurance Sales Agent. The training is being provided by the Ghana Insurance College (GIC) and funded by the NIC, and is expected to provide a lot of job opportunities.
Mr. Justice Ofori, the Commissioner of Insurance at the training said: “You have been trained to achieve the necessary quality of excellence that will lead to sustainable industry growth”.
He noted that individuals and businesses would like to see responsible insurance professionals imbued with a deep sense of integrity, fairness, transparency and diligence.
“You have been trained to bring insurance to the people’s doorsteps in a more responsible and professional manner; exhibit transparency in your dealings,” he added.
According to him, the insurance industry presents the youth with enormous employment opportunities. However, lack of requisite technical and professional knowledge is often a hindrance to the youth trying to access these opportunities.
He added that a vibrant insurance industry depends largely on the development of its human capital needs, and urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunity to better themselves.