The Motor Traffic and Transport Department, MTTD of the Ghana Police Service says it is collaborating with the National Insurance Commission, NIC, to clamp down persons issuing fake motor insurance stickers and certificates.
Speaking at a Training of Trainers programme on the newly introduced Motor Insurance Database, Operations Director at the MTTD, Supt. Dr. Sasu Mensah said the introduction of the Motor Insurance Database by the NIC has made it easier to identify and eliminate fake insurance from the system.
The issuance of fake motor insurance stickers has been a major worry for the National Insurance Commission, NIC.
As part of efforts to get rid of this, the Commission has been organizing training sessions for MTTD officers across the country on how to identify the genuineness of a motor insurance.
As at 15th June, 2020, four hundred and six thousand, five hundred and twenty-two (406,522) electronic motor insurance stickers had been issued using the new Motor Insurance Database.
With the introduction of the Motor Insurance Database where police MTTD officers can just dial a code to check the genuineness of a motor insurance policy, the MTTD believes it will enhance enforcement and get fake insurance stickers out of the system.
The Ashanti Regional Police MTTD Commander, Supt. Emmanuel Adu Boahen, also urged members of the general public to always verify the genuineness of an insurance policy in order not to fall prey to the activities of fraudsters.
A police MTTD officer who attended the training session spoke to Citi Business News about the benefits of the new system.
The leaders of some transport unions have welcomed the impending exercise to clamp down on fake motor issuance stickers.