Tanzania launches bus travel cover

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The Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA) has teamed up with several different local insurers, including Bima Time and Jubilee Insurance, to launch a new travel insurance scheme for local nationals travelling on buses.

Dr Baghayo Saqware, Commissioner of Insurance for TIRA, said at the launch of the scheme that it had been designed to protect passengers and their families ‘in the event of a mishap’, and that the challenge for the industry now is to build awareness of the products and their benefits. There are three levels of insurance available, all offering differing levels of cover for different prices.