Liberty General Uganda and Multilines International Limited have this morning officially launched the Marine and Cargo Insurance.
This follows the announcement by the Government of Uganda, through the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) who on 1st July 2022, imposed a law mandating all cargo imported into Uganda by sea, air, rail or road must be insured by locally owned insurance companies.
The law was intended to protect Ugandan importers and exporters whose goods were covered by offshore insurers facing long and complicated processes, especially when filling insurance claims. Here, shippers shall pay marine insurance through locally licensed insurance companies.
Speaking at the launch held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Peter Makhanu, Managing Director at Liberty General Uganda, stated their optimism about the partnership that will assist businesses to cover losses associated with importation:
“At Liberty General Uganda, we are proud of our effort to ensure that every customer’s needs are taken care of. We strongly believe that Marine and Cargo Insurance will help cover the costs associated with property damage and liability claims to importers. Without insurance, importers and business owners may have to pay out-of-pocket for costly damages and legal claims while trying to recover the loss”.
Speaking on behalf of Multilines International Limited, the Group Managing Director / CEO of Multilines International Limited Mr. Gerald Mukyenga stated that they looked forward to joining forces with Liberty General Insurance Uganda Limited to make Uganda’s insurance industry and economy a success:
“The launch of this partnership between Multilines International Limited and Liberty General Insurance on Marline and Cargo Policy today marks a significant development where two players from different sectors forge a strategic alliance to attain synergy for mutual business advantage. We have been witness to many importers paying Insurance for air, land, and sea using foreign insurers but ignoring the domestic insurance companies. This is, therefore, a step in the right direction for the insurance and logistics industry”.