As part of the digital transformation agenda, the Ghanaian government is planning to put the insurance status of public mini-buses online. This is to enable passengers to be aware of whether the trotro they are boarding is insured or not.
This move was disclosed by Vice President Bawumia at a special National Insurance Commission Cocktail Reception. The gathering brought together key players in the insurance sector.
The project by the government is being spearheaded by the National Insurance Commission (NIC) and the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA). Databases of the two institutions will be integrated to form a platform that an ordinary citizen can access to know if their trotro is properly insured.
The vice president said:
“After meetings with the DVLA and the National Insurance Commission about creating better synergies between them, it is expected that the Motor Insurance Database will be connected to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) system in January 2020 so that before a vehicle is issued with a road worthiness certificate, it can be verified whether it has a valid insurance cover from a licensed insurance company.”
So if everything goes well, commuters wouldn’t need to worry about the trotro they’re in isn’t insured.