Insurance Manager Lauds Gov’t for Upholding Policy

first_imgThe general manager of the Insurance Company of Africa (ICA), Samuel Mintah, has lauded the efforts of government for the exercise that makes all vehicles properly road worthy across the country in keeping with the insurance policy.Mr. Mintah gave the commendation recently when he spoke to journalists at his Tubman Boulevard office.He indicated that the Compulsory Third Party Policy was a welcome development because it will help take care of most problems arising from accident.According to him, the policy was initiated by the late Liberian leader, William R. Tolbert in 1972, but for political reasons, the policy, he said was not adhere to neither was it enforced.“We are excited today since the government has come out with this strong policy in ensuring that all vehicles plying major streets are insured,”Mr. Mintah also said that he was happy that the government has finally come to realize the importance of the compulsory insurance policy in Liberia.He said that if a vehicle, which is subject to mandatory motor third party liability insurance, causes a car accident, the property damage and personal injury caused to the injured party will be compensated for, as well as the medical treatment expenses of the party at fault.Also in an interview with our business desk, Amos Kromah, a taxi driver, also explained that the insurance policy is good idea by the government which will enable the country generate revenues, but was skeptical as to the education of the public to grasp the sense of the policy. According to him, they are not refusing to register their vehicles, but want the government “reason” with them.He also called on government to look into the matter and come out with another measure which will be beneficiaries to the both parties.He added that if nothing is done about the process, he foresees pedestrians sleeping in the streets because of the lack of vehicles to take them to their various destinations at the end of the day.He concluded by saying that Liberia is trying to move to international standard but the government must learned how to pass on information properly to its citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Win or lose, today does not define you: Stokes advice to Archer before Super Over

first_imgJofra Archer didn’t appear nervous before bowling the Super Over that won England the World Cup — and that was because Ben Stokes’ words of advice were keeping him calm.Stokes, who suffered his own final-over nightmare with the ball three years ago in the ICC Twenty20 final in Kolkata, sought out Archer to reassure him before the final shootout against the Black Caps.Test skipper Joe Root did the same, reminding Archer that a World Cup is not a matter of life and death.After Jimmy Neesham belted a six off his third ball — Archer could have let the panic set in. But he kept his cool on the biggest stage of all to set up a famous win, just two months into his international career.England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Highlights | Report”I actually went to Morgs first, I had an idea I was going to do it (bowl the Super Over) but I wanted to double check that he wanted me to do it,” said Archer as per an ICC release.”I think it was going fine until the six, and then (Ben) Stokes told me even before the over: ‘Win or lose, today does not define you. Everyone believes in you.'”He came to talk to me because of that (Kolkata). He probably went through the same emotions, the same feelings but being on the losing side.”If we had lost today, I don’t know what I would have done tomorrow.”To back up what he said, if we did lose there is a T20 coming up next year and I would have another chance.advertisement”Rooty came up to me and said some inspirational words as well. I knew that if we did lose, it wasn’t the end of the world.”I am glad that the guys look up to me and they trust me to do it.”The skipper (Eoin Morgan) really believed in me, even after the six. A lot of captains could have had their head in their hands, but he was really calm and really understanding.”And after Stokes’ heroics with the bat took England’s men’s team to a first-ever World crown in 44 years of trying — Archer admitted it felt a bit like fate played a role at the home of cricket.”It was a serous passion, this is a great team, I cannot imagine a better bunch of guys to share it with. I can’t put it into words, I can’t believe we actually won the game,” he said.”Looking back, a lot of things went our way. The last five overs of the run chase in particular. I guess it was just meant to be,” he added.Also Read | BCCI to check on Kohli-Rohit rift, split captaincy an optionAlso Read | How New Zealand lost this game: World Cup 2019 final in Jofra Archer’s tweetsAlso See:last_img read more