Currently, several users’ transport insurance subscriptions are being rejected during police checks.
"I subscribed to an insurance premium with a local company but police claim my insurance is not valid,” says Gerard Kamdem, a motorist in Yaoundé. Like Kamdem, many users don't understand why their insurance premiums are being rejected by the police.
When asked about the reasons for these rejections, the Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (Asac) indicates that on January 1, 2020, it launched a platform for subscription and management of POOL TPV (PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSURANCE POOL FOR PASSENGERS)’s operations.
"These operations are conducted via the internet using a dedicated management software housed in the server of the Pool TPV. Consequently, the Pool TPV declines responsibility for any operation carried out outside the above-mentioned platform,” Asac explains.
According to the Asac, the new platform is aimed at avoiding the various frauds witnessed in the past. In addition, the new platform ensures the effective and immediate payment of insurance premiums. It also enforces uniform pricing conditions for users and monitors the payment of automotive stamp duty.