Patrick K. Agyekum explaining the features of the Ecowas Brown Card insurance certificate to the Bolga Police MTTD officers
The Chief Executive/General Secretary of the Ghana National Bureau of ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, Patrick K. Agyekum, has urged personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service to include sketches in police reports for ECOWAS Brown Card cases.
This, according to him, would ensure that the issue of liability is not in doubt.
Mr. Agyekum said in most cases, foreign insurers, through their Issuing Bureaux, have refused to accept liability because the police reports were without sketches of the motor accidents.
Such cases were only resolved after the sketches were obtained from the MTTD.
Mr. Agyekum made the call in Tamale and Bolgatanga when he made presentations to over 100 Police MTTD officers who participated in the ECOWAS Brown Card sensitisation training programme on 7th September and 10th September 2018 respectively.
The ECOWAS Brown Card essentially is a territorial extension of the local insurance cover. This implies that the Brown Card motor certificate cannot stand alone or should not be issued in isolation of an underlying local motor insurance cover or policy.
The Police officers were shown copies of the Brown Cards currently in use in the sub- region, as well as how to identify genuine Brown Card certificates, as depicted by the embedded security features, from fake ones.
In his remarks, Chief Superintendent Yahaya Muchiraru, MTTD Commander of the Tamale Division, noted that the training session was timely since the ECOWAS Brown Card has become a major issue along the corridor due to the peculiar difficulties and challenges associated with it.
He added that he and his officers were privileged to be part of the training session in Tamale which was the fourth destination of the training programmes along the Tema–Paga Road.
He said that the training should not only be limited to the MTTD, but extended to the other Police teams along the corridor, especially the highway patrol teams.
Read Full Story