aYo insurance covers over 8 million Ghanaians
The mobile-based microinsurance wing of MTN Ghana, aYo Intermediaries Ghana (aYo Insurance), says its services have reached about eight million Ghanaians in five years.
This represents about 25 per cent of the country's population, the company said.
CEO of aYo Ghana, Francis Gota, speaking at the company's thanksgiving service said it has been "five remarkable years of God's grace, goodness, favour and blessing".
In the period under review, the company paid out a total of GH¢10 million plus in claims to thousands of customers across the country.
"It has indeed been a journey filled with successes and challenges that made us innovative and better, and most importantly, positively impacting society by providing relevant, accessible, and easy-to-use insurance," he said.
Mr Gota said aYo started operations in April 2017 with a three-member team which has now grown to over 900 staff members, passionately championing the vision of providing a future where everyone uses insurance.
He thanked the team for working hard to keep up with and indeed stay at the forefront in shaping aYo Ghana's growth despite the difficult times the company experienced last year.
"I would also like to thank our customers for giving us the opportunity to serve them, and for their constructive feedback which keep us on our toes to provide them the best of experience," he said.
He urged staff not to lose sight of the impact their work has on the lives of the most vulnerable in society, the difficulties they face as a result of the loss of loved ones and the daily risks they faced.
Instead, he urged them to be inspired to keep working to improve the lives of customers as they strive to create a better tomorrow through aYo’s insurance solutions.
"We are not just selling insurance, we are making a difference in the lives of millions of Ghanaians by protecting them against unexpected financial shocks that impact their livelihood, deplete their savings, and can lead to poverty," he emphasised.
Mr Gota also expressed his appreciation to the management team for their dedication and the excellent leadership role they keep exhibiting, and thanked aYo's partners for their collaboration, support and guidance.
He did not lose sight of the enormous task ahead and urged support from all staff to enable them to reach the next five years stronger.