It was all joy and excitement when Management and Staff of SIC Insurance PLC, Ghana’s largest general insurer, held a thanksgiving service at its Ring Road West office for a successful 2021 and to commit its operations this year and beyond to almighty God as well as align strategies to propel its operations in the ensuing years.
Attendants were clad in all-white apparel and entertained by song ministrations from the ‘SIC Mini Choir’ with gospel musician and songwriter Celestine Donkor, who lit up the day with a series of sterling performances. In his sermon, Rev. George Amoako-Nimako – Head Pastor of Praise Community Chapel in Adenta and a former staff of the company – emphasied the importance of thanksgiving in all situations.
The Managing Director, Mr. Stephen Oduro, in his address described 2021 as a tough but successful year. “Prior to the arrangement for setting up our business continuity plan, we were able to make more than 100 percent of our target. Our target was GH¢272million, but we were able to make GH¢284million despite COVID-19-related challenges.”
Mr. Oduro admitted later in an interview that SIC Insurance PLC had gone through a lot of stressful situations a few years back, but the company’s introduction of a business continuity plan ensured it stayed on course even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have instituted some policies and structures to stay on top as the Premier Insurance Company.” He expressed optimism that staff will improve on their stellar performance of 2021, and urged the public to continue having confidence in the company.
Dr. Jimmy Ben Heymann, Board Chairman of the company, commended management and staff for the success chalked up in 2021 amid the pandemic. He however urged them to eschew complacency and rather work harder to achieve greater heights. “In each corner/department you find yourself, remember you are a shepherd and steer the affairs. So, whatever your assignment is at SIC, remember that as a shepherd you are supposed to take care of it. Do it with passion and admirably. Let’s endeavour to do the right thing so the company will grow from strength to strength.”