FVP urges citizens to take up insurance services

FVP Taban Deng Gai shakes hand with Walter Andrew Britam Chairman at Pyramid Continental Hotel in Juba on Monday (photo: Woja Emmanuel)

By Woja Emmanuel Wani

First Vice President General Taban Deng Gai has called on South Sudanese to adopt insurance services.

Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management, primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent or uncertain loss.

Taban Deng spoke on Monday during a party of Britam Insurance members and the clients at Pyramid Continental Hotel in Juba.

“Now that South Sudan is aseparate state, it is now very important that insurance should be a tool that South Sudanese should take,”Taban said.

Britam Chairman Mr. Walter Andrew said that Britam desired to provide financial inclusivity and financial plan every step of the way as its mission states.

“We want to play our part by providing timely affordable relevant financial services to our clients,” Andrew said.

Andrew stated that Britam aims to grow the company along the lines and create career opportunities to the citizens of South Sudan.

Mr. Andrew called on the government to create supportive and secure environment where businesses can operate in the country and continue to serve the people of South Sudan.

He added that Britam will continue to work collaboratively and comply fully with the country’s regulations and with best practices.

Taban urged Kenyan investors to continue investing in South Sudan and continue to train South Sudanese youth in capacity building to catch up with the job market in the region.

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property.

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