The International Insurance Company (IIC) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 held a public lecture at the British Council Hall on Tower Hill in Freetown.
The lecture, held on the topic, "Insurance As A Catalyst for Economic Development," was held in commemoration of IIC’s 5th year of existence in Sierra Leone.
ICC’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr. Nduka Anyaso says the company came to Sierra Leone at a time when the country was just emerging from a decade long war.
"Since then the company contributed immensely to the safety of lives and property of Sierra Leoneans through policies," he said, adding that the company was incorporated on the 23rd September 2002 under the Companies Act and obtained a certificate of registration and license under the Business Registration Act No 17 of 1972 on the 7th October 2002.
"In May 2003, the company gained authority to underwrite the following classes of business fire, marine motor and miscellaneous or general accident insurance," he says, noting that the company provides qualitative insurance services that will establish the confidence of their clients, settle all genuine claims without delay, provide personalized service to clients ensure that clients have easy access to both management and staff and to maintain integrity, discipline and the ethics of insurance profession.
Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Richard Conteh underscored the importance of insurance in Sierra Leone. He expressed appreciation to IIC for their active insurance corporation in the country and promised them of government’s continuous support.
Guest Speaker of the occasion, Mr. Ken Aghohovbia gave a lecture on the topic insurance as a catalyst for economic development in which he spoke on the Africa insurance market, the role of insurance in Sierra Leone, and the role of insurance in economic development amongst others.
The event was attended by very distinguished personalities.
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