For too long, Enga Province has missed out on generating internal revenue from motor vehicle insurance.
They have however recouped this through the setup of a motor vehicle insurance office in Enga.
Provincial authorities signed a Memorandum of Agreement with MVIL today to set up the office. Enga Governor Peter Ipatas has been at the forefront of reforms in his province.
He has today penned an agreement to ensure Enga benefits from the services of MVIL. Vehicle owners in Enga have, for years, travelled to Hagen in Western Highland Province to register their vehicles, resulting in Enga missing out on much-needed internal revenue from the service.
Enga has over 1,000 vehicle owners; many are prone to accidents along the Highlands highway. Their presence will help create awareness on road safety and assist in the effective processing of claims.
Although MVIL has had issues with false claims, it believes it can reduce these backlogs through the establishment of provincial branches. So far, it has rolled out its services to all provinces, with Manus to come on board soon.
It has also trained its staff to man its provincial offices. Staff has also been warned to take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and not to entertain false claims.