The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has begun a fitness to enforce compulsory insurance of personal commercial buildings by house owners within the Kumasi Metropolis.

The week-long operation, being accomplished a National Taskforce set up from the Commission belongs to a nationwide exercise to be sure compliance with the building insurance
law, to produce some relief to home-owners and tenants any time the outbreak of fireplace or some other disaster.

A total of nine commercial properties during the metropolis were visited to the first day and the included Dovewell Village, Japan Motors, Adum Shell Filling Station and Stallion Motors.

The rest were the Golden Bean, Sweet Gardens and Ki-Vis Hotels at Ridge Nhyiaeso, Royal Lamerta and comfortable Lodge Hotels at Ahodwo.

All, except the Adum Shell Filling Station, had insurance policy, and a second within the managers of the station was arrested.

Mr. Joseph Bentor, the NIC’s Head of advertising, Research and External Relations, told newsmen that any offender who was simply arrested had Two days to try and do the right thing or face prosecution.

He said similar exercises had ended up locked in Accra and Tema and came after extensive public education to generate awareness and help customers to better understand the should get their properties insured.

Doing that, Mr Bentor noted, is in their own interest and even businesses operating using their company property along with clients.

Mr. Bentor asked everybody to make certain that they complied while using the law in order to avoid trouble.

The Private Commercial Building Insurance Law, Act 724, 2006, makes it mandatory for a commercial building both completed and being built to get insured by insurance cover.


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