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IRA LAUNCHES FOURTH INSURANCE INNOVATION AWARDS

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA), in partnership with the industry umbrella bodies, has launched the fourth round of the Innovation awards. Speaking at the launch ceremony at the Insurance Tower in Kampala on November 23, the IRA Chief Executive Officer, Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega said the innovation awards have become change agents by… Continue reading IRA LAUNCHES FOURTH INSURANCE INNOVATION AWARDS

STRONG GOVERNANCE PRACTICES FUNDAMENTAL IN BUILDING RESILIENT INSTITUTIONS

With companies navigating an unprecedented mix of challenges, Boards of Directors have been urged to ensure strong governance practices to build resilient institutions. The call was made by the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) Director Legal Services/ Secretary to the Authority, Mrs. Francesca N. Kakooza during the 2023 League of East African Directors (LEAD)… Continue reading STRONG GOVERNANCE PRACTICES FUNDAMENTAL IN BUILDING RESILIENT INSTITUTIONS

INSURANCE INDUSTRY POSTS IMPRESSIVE Q2 PREMIUM GROWTH

Q1 Press briefing

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) has reported strong second-quarter results, showcasing impressive growth in written premiums on the back of a resilient sector. The industry’s written premiums posted an upswing of 16.5% from UShs711.6 billion posted in Q2, 2022 to uShs828.9 billion as at the end of June 2023. The IRA Chief Executive… Continue reading INSURANCE INDUSTRY POSTS IMPRESSIVE Q2 PREMIUM GROWTH

WHY NHIS SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR ALL

By Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega – IRA CEO Reference is made to an article titled “Exclude the poor from health insurance contributions – experts” that was published in the media on August 15, 2023. In the article, the writer quotes Dr Githinji Gitahi, the Chief Executive Officer of Amref Health Africa, saying that government should… Continue reading WHY NHIS SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR ALL

INSURANCE SECTOR POSTS STRONG GROWTH IN 2022

INSURANCE SECTOR POSTS STRONG GROWTH IN 2022

Uganda’s insurance sector recorded a year of strong growth of 20.4% in 2022 compared to 10.61% in 2021. Statistics released by the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) show that the sector’s Gross Written Premium (GWP) grew from UShs1.183 trillion in 2021 to UShs1.425 trillion in 2022. The IRA Chief Executive Officer Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim… Continue reading INSURANCE SECTOR POSTS STRONG GROWTH IN 2022

INSURANCE CAN HELP IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY IN UGANDA

By Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega Nothing made headlines consistently last year like road crashes that claimed thousands of lives with hundreds surviving with injuries. According to the Traffic Police statistics, 1,021 boda boda riders and 401 passengers lost their lives between January and September 2022 across the country due to road crashes. In April 2022… Continue reading INSURANCE CAN HELP IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY IN UGANDA

WHY ALL WORK-RELATED INJURIES MUST BE PAID FOR BY WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE

By Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega Just like Motor Third Party Insurance is mandatory for all motorists driving on Ugandan roads, Workers’ Compensation insurance is also mandatory for all businesses operating in Uganda, irrespective of size. This is provided for under section 18 of the Workers Compensation Act, which provides for compensation to workers for injuries… Continue reading WHY ALL WORK-RELATED INJURIES MUST BE PAID FOR BY WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE

IRA RECEIVES GIANT SAVINGS BANK FROM UIA

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) has today received the giant savings bank from the Uganda Insurers Association at a function held at the Insurance Tower in Kampala. The giant savings bank was received by the IRA Director in charge of Planning, Research and Market Development, Mr. Protazio Sande on behalf of the Chief… Continue reading IRA RECEIVES GIANT SAVINGS BANK FROM UIA

134 INSURANCE PLAYERS AUTHORDISED TO TRANSACT IN 2023

134 INSURANCE PLAYERS AUTHORDISED TO TRANSACT IN 2023 The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) has authorised a total of 134 industry players to conduct insurance business in 2023. The authorised insurance players include two (2) reinsurers, 20 non-life insurers, eight (8) life insurers, two (2) micro insures, two (2) Health Membership Organisations (HMOs), three… Continue reading 134 INSURANCE PLAYERS AUTHORDISED TO TRANSACT IN 2023

IRA LAUNCHES THIRD INSURANCE INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS

The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) has launched the 2022 insurance Industry Innovation Awards. This is the third edition of the awards and it comes on the heels of the earlier two that were successfully held in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The awards will among others identify and reward innovations that are ensuring that… Continue reading IRA LAUNCHES THIRD INSURANCE INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS