Minister Hughes applauds Demerara Mutual for “Gone Green” initiative

the company launched a newly revamped interactive website, an online customer portal, an online premium payment option and a digital document management system

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 4, 2018

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes today applauded the Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited for launching its “Gone Green” initiative, which is in keeping with the government’s green state trajectory.

Minister Hughes said companies and citizens alike must realise that technology is expanding exponentially, therefore steps must be taken to align Guyana with the rest of the world.

As part of the “Gone Green” initiative, the insurance company launched a newly revamped interactive website, an online customer portal, an online premium payment option and a digital document management system.

Minister Hughes said, “the launching of your new website highlights the fact that Demerara Life is embracing and preparing for these changes in technology, you are now again blazing the trail as the newest member of Guyana’s insurance agencies guaranteeing that your policyholders have easier and faster access to information in this digital world.”

In the digital world, the minister said, data is the “new oil” given the importance of information sharing.

She assured of government’s commitment to creating and supporting an enabling digital environment, with Science and Technology at the helm of this development.

The government also aims to create a knowledge-based, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) proficient society that can truly transform Guyana.

“This means that as a country we must be flexible and willing to change, to educate and we must possess the drive to explore and develop, only then might we stand a chance of better retaining our most valuable assets,” the minister noted.

The company’s Marketing Manager, Clarence Perry said this is a significant leap in reducing its paper use as the aim is to become paperless. With the online customer portal and payment option, office visits will be reduced which equates to less vehicle use.

This will contribute to a reduction in the country’s carbon footprint.

Stacy Carmichael.

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