As published on chimpreports.com on November 28th 2022
Minet, one of Africa’s leading risk management groups is this month celebrating its 75th anniversary as it looks to expand coverage further across the continent.
In Uganda where Minet has been operating since the 1950s, celebrations kicked off on Monday, to mark both the 75 years of operation in Africa, but also 5 years of “rebirth” of the brand, after it changed ownership back in 2017.
The UK based company opened in Uganda in 1954, and one of its first projects in the country was providing insurance consultancy for Own Falls Dam.
Addressing press today, ahead of the celebrations, Mr Maurice Amogola, the outgoing CEO Minet Uganda said they were looking to expand insurance consultancy in the country, both at personal and business level.
“Our work basically involves helping clients understand the (insurance) policies they are undertaking and also ensuring that they get paid when tragedy happens,” he said.
“We issue advisory not just on assets but also people such as medical insurance, as well as mental health. We are always looking at new risks, for instance, currently cyber risk is one of the biggest challenges we have. Also, the country has ventured into agriculture insurance, which is an area where a lot of advisory services are needed.”
Mr Joe Onsando, the Minet Group CEO who is in the country to take part in the celebrations, said 75 years of operation was a big milestone for them.
“It is heart-warming to see our group, a truly pan-African player with a diverse African footprint, owned and led by Africans being in a position to celebrate 75 years on the continent”, he said.
“This is an affirmation of the tireless efforts our team has put into building and growing the company into Africa’s number one risk advisory firm whilst also ensuring the health and livelihoods of millions of people”.
Minet’s network in Africa currently covers countries including Uganda, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique (Minseg), Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia.