With the aim of contributing to the speed of the accident reporting system on the public highway and facilitating the process of paying compensation related to claims, the Association of Insurers of Côte d’Ivoire (ASA-CI) pledged to bring together all the players in the field of road safety around the “Diagnostic Solutions” seminar held on the 7 and June 8, 2022 in the company house located on the plateau (CGECI Building). The National Police, the National Gendarmerie, the Department of Insurance, the Office of Road Safety, the Ministry of Justice, the Quebecs and the Ministry of Transport are among the association’s partners who participated, in these two days, to move the lines …
In his opening speech, the President of ASA-CI, Mr. Mamadou GK KONE, explained that this new initiative is part of the structural transformation that began nearly a year ago in the insurance sector. To speed up the rate of compensation. Indeed, last year the commitments made at the end of the previous Symposium of the same kind made it possible to mobilize over six billion CFA francs within three (3) months to settle the claims that were pending. . In order to avoid delays or fall into the same setbacks, he called above all actors to develop a new vision, in order to adopt strong and courageous reforms.
Referring to Section 230 of the CIMA Act which sets deadlines for sending accident reports and reports to insurance companies, the representative of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Jack Asahuri Konan (by Director General of Treasury and Public Accounts elsewhere) was outraged by the poor performance that the current mechanism continues in this Domain show it. So he asked the seminarians to do their best to find lasting solutions to this problem.
In addition to the speed of the system in general and the settlement of claims in particular, the results of this multidisciplinary approach will have the advantage of relieving victims, removing traffic congestion (particularly in the Abidjan Autonomous Region), improving interactions between all stakeholders and indirectly satisfying the well-being of the population .
The day of diagnosis began at nine (9) in the morning, and the day of diagnosis was provided with two sessions: the first is devoted to a list that is supposed to identify the weaknesses in the current ecosystem and the second is dedicated to inventorying concrete proposals, as a starting point for reforms.
In his opening presentation to the first session, Mr. Coulibaly Konvolo, Head of the Police Station Department of the Highway in Abidjan, painted the bleak picture of road safety and system weaknesses. Over the past five (5) years, the country has recorded, on average annually, more than twelve thousand (12,000) personal injuries, one thousand two hundred (1,200) deaths and more than twenty-one thousand (21,000) injuries due to economic reasons. Losses are estimated at 3% of GDP. Worst of all, the Abidjan region produces 60% of the national statistics according to OSER. Apart from the lack of physical and computer resources, the incident reporting process will suffer, among other things, from the slowness of actors who are supposed to provide their expertise in fact reports and the cost of medical certificates. Likewise, Colonel Kwaku Kofi Serge, of the National Gendarmerie, mentioned the embarrassment of the hearing for victims, civilly responsible persons and beneficiaries. Subsequently, the intervention of Mr. Daniele Diallo, Secretary General of ASA-CI, made it possible to identify obstacles to reaching results, even if friendly, in the event of a build-up of disagreement between the two parties. They all agreed on the need to popularize a new friendly contract model in the event of physical damage and to improve interactions between players in the system.
The second session, which was marked by communications from Mr. Dominique Angoa (Sanlam guarantee), Mrs. Marie Catherine Eoman (Quebux) and Mr. Gnnadema Soro (ATLANTIQUE guarantee), also made it possible to bring up the topic. After exploring the norm observed in other countries, they successively proposed a new logic of interaction in the field, a technical solution to group processes (involving the victims themselves) and strategies for improving cooperation between actors. In terms of compensation.
Wednesday was devoted to workshops to formulate concrete decisions and adopt the resulting laws. And the decisions made in this way, both parties pledged to make them a reality.
Established since December 21, 1956, under the name Groupement des Assureurs, the Assureurs de Côte d’Ivoire in its current version represents its main tasks to promote insurance and reinsurance, to provide recommendations for insurance problems while serving as an interface between the various parties involved in this sector. Composed of 42 member associations, this organization intends to continue to make progress.