Prime Insurance constructs house for vulnerable genocide survivor

By IGIHE
On 5 July 2019 at 02:48

The management of Prime Insurance Ltd has handed a house to

Mercianne Nyirabakiga, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Nyabikenke cell, Bumbogo sector of Gasabo district who was living in an old house with her nephew.

The newly constructed house handed to the survivor yesterday was also equipped with necessary equipment like beds, chairs and kitchen utensils among others.

Nyirabakiga appreciated the gesture of Prime Insurance Ltd saying the new house will enable to lead a decent life in her advanced age unlike the past where it would rain on her in the former house.

The previous old house had been constructed by Oxfam Rwanda shortly after genocide.

Valerie Mukabahire, the president of Avega Agahozo reflected on the country’s rebuilding process after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and highlighted that many of the houses constructed for genocide survivors have turned old.

She said AVEGA has inadequate means despite the a large number of genocide survivors in need of decent houses and commended Prime Insurance Ltd support to Nyirabakiga.

The Head of Sales at Prime Insurance Ltd Emmanuel Nyirigira said the idea went into effect after discussions with the management that came up with the decision to support the beneficiary along the resilience process.

Nyirigira explained that the company feels responsible to supporting genocide survivors is part of their responsibilities as Rwandans.

“We are making business but we also have the responsibility as Rwandans. It is part of the company’s initiatives to support needy people,” he said. Prime Insurance also committed to provide Rwf 20,000 monthly support to Nyirabakiga for the period of one year effective from July 2019.

Prime Insurance was established in 1995 as Cogear Ltd, a licensed general and life insurance company authorized by the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR). In December 2011, Cogear created Prime Life Assurance Ltd to comply with the regulator’s directive to separate its general and non-life insurance businesses, and also to expand its business to provide long-term (life) insurance policies. The regulator authorized Prime Life Assurance Ltd in May 2012. The company was rebranded into Prime Insurance Ltd and Prime Life Insurance Ltd respectively when Greenoaks Global Holdings acquired the company in 2014.

The management of Prime Insurance Ltd has handed a house to a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Nyabikenke cell, Bumbogo sector of Gasabo district
The newly constructed house handed to the survivor was also equipped with necessary equipment like beds, chairs and kitchen utensils among others.
Nyirabakiga appreciated the gesture of Prime Insurance Ltd
The Head of Sales at Prime Insurance Ltd Emmanuel Nyirigira said that the company feels responsible to supporting genocide survivors is part of their responsibilities as Rwandans.

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