In Togo, the ECOWAS Brown Card for insurance is now compulsory

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 16:06
In Togo, the ECOWAS Brown Card for insurance is now compulsory

(Togo First) - During a council of ministers held on March 7, a decree was signed to make ECOWAS insurance brown cards immediate and compulsory for every person with a motor liability insurance.

This is to better protect drivers within the community. Indeed, in case of accidents, Togolese nationals will be compensated rapidly and fairly for damages caused by non-resident drivers from other ECOWAS countries.

The recently adopted decree plans for the restructuring of the National Bureau for ECOWAS’ insurance brown card. The institution, let’s recall, has to “implement in Togo the use of the ECOWAS brown card for motor liability”.  

Placed under the authority of the ministry of economy and finances, the entity involves the State as a major actor as well as certified motor insurance firms, on a subsidiary basis.   

Let’s recall that the ECOWAS Brown Card was established by a protocol signed in 1982, in Cotonou, to ease settlement of claims arousing from accidents incurred by Brown card holders.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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