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03.10.2008 Africa

GH¢1.5m Insurance For AU Conference

Gemini Life Insurance Company (GLICO) has presented an insurance package valued at GH¢1.5m towards the AU Sports Ministers conference scheduled for Accra between October 10 and 14,2008.

The package includes a 24-hour accident cover for all ministers, an ambulance service at the venue of the conference in case of any eventuality, as well as doctors to take care of any emergencies.

Assistant General Manager, Marketing, of GLICO, Mr Charles Graham-Mensah, told the Daily Graphic that the company's long association with sports informed their decision to provide the insurance package.

He observed that for a conference of that magnitude it was significant to be associated with it, adding that it was also part of their social responsibility.

He expressed their delight to be part of the conference, saying “we readily accepted to insure the participants when the organisers approached us”.

Mr Rex Danquah, conference co-ordinator, said Ghana had become a conference destination among most countries in Africa and advised that the country should make maximum use of that opportunity.

He disclosed that issues such as the legacy of the 2010 World Cup, and how countries that are far away from South Africa, and those that do not qualify for the tournament, will benefit from it will feature.

The restructuring of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa for it to play a major role on the continent, and also to compete against Europe, would be seriously addressed, Mr Danquah said.

The conference which will assemble about 350 people, including Sports Ministers of Africa, experts and donor partners, will also discuss the achievements of football in Africa. It will be addressed by the CAF President, Mr Issa Hayatou.

Story by Peter Sarbah