MUTARE – Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anglican Diocese of Manicaland aimed at supporting the church with insurance, farming solutions and logistics services, among other things.
The move is expected to see thousands of members from 53 churches run by the Diocese, along with several schools and hospitals under its ambits, have access to quality medical, life and general insurance as well as other technical products from the listed financial services group.
Mr Eddie Chibi, Cassava Smartech’s Chief Executive Officer, said the group was excited to partner and assist the Anglican Church to achieve its noble objectives of transforming societies and sustaining livelihoods.
“Today’s event is evidence of Cassava’s commitment to the development of innovative digital solutions that improve the lives of people in Zimbabwe and that offer convenience. Our model is built on providing digital solutions that address the day-to-day challenges faced by our customers,” he said.
Under the MoU, Cassava will underwrite the Anglican Church’s properties, buildings and vehicles, funeral policies, medical insurance, VAYA buses and other logistics, as well as providing farming technologies.
Mr Chibi noted that in Africa the concept of insurance was still under-developed, with less than five percent of the continent’s over 1.2 billion population insured, thus hindering growth among marginalised populations.