Star Assurance launches Whatsapp-enabled virtual distribution channel, 'Pokuaa'




Star Guarantee Company Limited, among Ghana’s leading insurance coverage brands has nowadays launched its modern and best-in-class Whatsapp-enabled insurance distribution route named POKUAA to produce a smooth and smooth customer experience each present and new clients.

‘Pokuaa, ’ which SMS – allowed responds quickly plus effectively with every user’s specific requirements – from demands for quotes, obligations, delivery of plan documents and statements filing, all within real-time. Speaking in the launch occasion, the CEO associated with Star Assurance, Mrs. Panyin Baffour-Awuah stated the launch associated with Pokuaa is really a organic consequence from the company’s continuous drive in order to deliver delightful activities and value in order to its customers, agents and partners.

“Pokuaa remains active twenty-four hours a day, seven days the week, making certain each customers and intermediaries can transact close to the clock plus in the security of their houses, offices and actually cars, ” the girl added. She reiterated the company’s dedication to continue purchasing digital tools to help enhance the client experience by decreasing even more the particular turnround moments associated with customers transacting making use of any of the distribution channels.

“To remain relevant within the face associated with the fast-changing anticipation in our clients because well the present powerful insurance market within Ghana, we are going to carry on to innovate, sparing no effort plus resource, ” the girl concluded.

To start a transaction along with Pokuaa, a customer must send the Whatsapp message in order to 0242436160 or TEXT MESSAGE towards the *713*222# plus they would instantly be able in order to get whatever insurance coverage product or support they seek.

 Passage of E-Levy bill illegal, unconstitutional — Minority

The Minority Caucus in Legislative house (Minority) has described the passage of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) Bill, 2021, as illegitimate and unconstitutional.It described that the Fraction was convinced that Parliament, led by the Majority Caucus, had less than 138 members to approve the check and therefore referred to an approval as “a charade”.

“We are convinced that this Parliament, led by the Great Court’s decision on Justice Abdulai and the Attorney-General, the Majority, adopting the walkout of the Fraction, did not amount to a voting majorit√© as required by Article 104 of the Constitution, ” it said.

Demanding decision

Addressing a press conference in Parliament after the passage of the bill Tuesday [March 29, 2022], the Minority Head, Haruna Iddrisu, said the Majority of lower than 137 executing business only proceeded on illegitimate and unconstitutional business. “Parliament failed to have the numbers for taking any decision that ought to be holding on Parliament and Ghanaians.

“Immediately after this briefing, we intend to record to question the legitimacy of the decision of less than one 50 percent of Parliament taking a decision to approve E-Levy an the second reading following our walkout and at the second reading of the bill, ” he said.

Exactly why walkout

Explaining your decision by the Fraction to leave the Chamber, Mr Iddrisu said: “We simply walked out to disenable them from getting the voting majorit√©. “They were simply lower than 137 because everybody in the world and Bekwai, ghana knows the honourable Adwoa Safo had not been present and therefore they'd 136.

“Additionally, we can say that there was an ambulance within the precincts of Parliament however the person who purported to possess been in the ambulance was not present in the Chamber for the purpose of working out a vote, ” he said. Mister Iddrisu, therefore, said every decision that almost all got with 136 people “flies as a sin contrary to the judgment of the Best Court. ”

For each the Supreme Courtroom, Article 104 (1), which touched on voting exclusively on matters to be determined in Legislative house, “Matters in Legislative house shall be based on the votes of majority of users present and voting at least with 1 / 2 of all the Members of Legislative house present. ”

This individual, consequently, argued that throughout the second reading of the expenses, the Majority failed to have Members of Parliament present for each the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Surprise

The particular Minority boycotted seated after a discussion on the expenses had been came to the conclusion and a question was going to be put on motion for the House to consider the Finance Committee's statement in supporting the second reading of the bill. The particular Minority argued that they were doing not endorse the 2nd reading of the check which would pave the way in which for the consideration of the E-Levy and subsequent 3 rd reading prior to its approval.

The particular Minority Leader experienced complained it experienced been taken by surprise by the unexpected consideration of the E-Levy Expenses. The E-Levy was not classified by Parliament’s business declaration for this 7 days. The Speaker, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, indicated earlier that he had no idea the expenses have been tabled for discussion yesterday and was shocked when it was relocated.

“When you maintain on giving impresses to the Loudspeaker, the Speaker will also give you surprises, ” this individual warned. He also described the Minority’s walkout as also shocking but additional it would not affect the period of proceedings. “The movement of the motion was a surprise and the walkout can be another shock, ” the Loudspeaker said.

E-Levy

The particular levy, that was changed from one seventy five per cent to at least one. 5 per penny, would have been a tax on electronic transactions, which includes mobile-money obligations. The charge will apply to digital transactions that tend to be more than GH¢100 every day.

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