Quality Insurance Company (QIC) has launched its National Ageing Summit.
The summit, the first of its kind, is in partnership with the Centre for Ageing Studies of the University of Ghana.
It is to create awareness on why the needs of the elderly be prioritized in society.
Scheduled for December 2022, stakeholders will hold discussions aimed at pushing reforms to make the lives of the old better through the company’s Golden Age Comprehensive Insurance Policy.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of the launch, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Chief Executive Officer of Quality Insurance Company, Kwabena Addison said:
“As an Insurance Company, we are in this world to make profits. But can we make profits from people who are not happy? The baby boomers who are all more than 60 years have the most disposable income and this is the generation we are talking about. We need to make them happy so that we can also take advantage of some of that disposable income with our insurance products; Our motor insurance, our pension, and our life insurance.”
“So that’s why we are here, that’s why we are the Convener. We decided that we wanted to get into this space. We have launched this today and I look forward to the summit in December,” he added.
On her part, Director of the Centre for Ageing Studies was worried about the delays with the passage of the Aged Bill into law to help deal with challenges facing elderly persons in the country.
“The rationale for this media launch is to create awareness about the summit we are envisaging having in December 2022 to highlight the needs, the challenges, and the contributions of our elderly in society,” she stated.
She wanted a swift passage of the Bill for the rights of such persons to be upheld.
“We think that it needs to be passed now because it establishes the framework for which rights of older persons would be upheld, because once you say that the society is responsible for the elderly, who and who would have to do what,” she indicated.