ECOWAS holds workshop for Police MTTU

Business News of Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Source: Joy Online

The Ghana National Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, the organisation responsible for coordinating the activities of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme in Ghana, has organized a training workshop for the Ghana Police Service (Motor Traffic and Transport Unit-MTTU). It was held at the National Insurance Commission Auditorium in Accra today, 8th April, 2013.

Opening the workshop, Mr. Gabriel Glover, CEO/General Secretary of the Ghana National Bureau of the scheme, said: “The Bureau recognizes the role of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of Ghana Police Service as a partner of the scheme in safeguarding our citizens and promoting trade in the sub-region”.

“It is deemed that Police Officers should have an in-depth knowledge of the operations of the scheme to enable them effectively handle ECOWAS Brown card cases”, Mr. Glover added.

“According to the Road Traffic Act, 2004 Act 683, a person who issues or tenders a certificate of insurance which is false, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or both.

“For national security and crime detection, law enforcement agencies such as the Police, Customs and Immigration personnel have a duty to check at our exit and entry points the validity of Brown cards”, the CEO/General Secretary added.

Over 40 Police MTTU officials drawn from stations in Accra, Kasoa and Tema police stations attended the workshop.

They were taken through the features of the new secured Ecowas Brown Card, claims procedures and the role of the police in the implementation of the scheme.

This is the first in the series of workshops being organized for the Police MTTU throughout the country. On Wednesday, 10th April, the educational workshop will be held at Akatsi District Assembly Hall for the Volta Region.