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Registrar-General of Ghana introduces business registration online

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The Registrar-General's Department of Ghana has started electronic registration of businesses with the commissioning of an automated front desk office to reduce delays and stamping out corrupt practices in the country.

It means that business in Ghana will be fast-tracked and streamlined within a five days, compared with the 14 days stipulated by the World Bank. Additionally, the department has opened fully automated offices in Kumasi and Takoradi and will open another in Tamale to decentralise the process of business registration to save time and resources for the many business operators and prospective entrepreneurs who throng the Department for service. The department is hoping that by 2009, corporate bodies and religious organisations will start their registration process and other activities. The main aim of the reforms at the Department is to reduce stress and corruption if not eradicate them entirely in the registration of business. The Department had also installed an electronic door system to upgrade the security system in partnership with the Fidelity Bank.

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