Business News of Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Mr. Aaron Issa Anafure, Managing Director of SIC Life Company Limited, and Mr. Gustav Siale, Managing Director of Ghana Re Company Limited, have been assigned the task of compiling a list of all alumni of the West African Insurance Institute (WAII) from Ghana.
The need to compile the list of alumni is in fulfilment of the dreams of founding fathers of WAII and in response to changing needs of the economies and industries. “WAII has embarked on a diversification programme under a five-year strategic plan to transform the Institute into a West African University of Insurance and Financial Services.
“This will lead to the gradual development of academic standards from the current diploma certificate to a degree-awarding institution. There is need to put in place the necessary structures, including construction of classrooms and administration blocks, in order to meet the standard required for such an institution. “All alumni of the Institute in member-countries are employed to contribute their quota to the success of the project, hence the need to compile the list,” a statement released to the B&FT read.
The West African Insurance Institute is based in The Gambia and has produced insurance practitioners all over West Africa who are currently in top management positions. Practitioners include the President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Bai Koroma. In Ghana, trained practitioners include Gustav Siale and Issa Anafure.