Stakeholders in Upper East schooled on e-registration  

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has sensitized state agencies, business enterprises and entrepreneurs’ in the Upper East Region on the usage of its e-Registration portal.

The e-Registration portal is aimed at demystifying registration process of businesses and provides user friendly services geared towards widening the scope of RGD’s operations.

Speaking at a one day sensitization workshop in Bolgatanga, chief of state Attorney, Nana Ama Akyiaa Prempeh said, the e-registration portal for companies and individuals to easily register their businesses, marriages, estates and also make payments online.

She added that, the e-registration portal was launched in 2015 to enable them improve accessibility of RGD services to its stakeholders and the public irrespective of their locations to reduce the delays in the registration processes which hitherto was done manually.

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“The challenges that RGD had was, because it was manual it was faced with delays. To search for a name it will probably take 2 to 3 months because you must check through all the books to find out whether the name was there or not. But now it’s been put on the data base and with the click of a buttom, you can search of a name which was our major challenge.”

Nana Prempeh said, the e-portal will bring relief to persons who would have travelled to Tamale or Accra to register their businesses to now do their business registration anywhere in the country with internet connectivity.

He further reiterated that, the e-registration portal is aimed at saving time and cost of registrants.

Participants were taken through the procedure for registering their entities using the e-portal.

One requires a Taxpayer registration number (TIN) from the Ghana Revenue Authority to log onto the e-registration portal for registration process.

By: Frederick Awuni/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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