It is possible to receive your business registration certificate in two days-Registrar General

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Registrar General, Jemima Oware

The Registrar General, Jemima Oware, says the process of registering a business in Ghana has significantly improved that individuals can now obtain their certificates in two days.

Jemima Oware explained that the new technologies introduced by the registry will allow for businesses to be registered between two to three days and not months as has been reported by some entrepreneurs.

“After you’ve gone through our processes we would give you a document to show when you should pick your document. This is three working days for business names and five working days for limited liability but as a business department we have set our target of 2 working days business and 3 working days for limited liability, You can register in 2 days, no need for Goro boys,” Mrs Oware said.

Most entrepreneurs complained of how difficult and stressful business registration has been in the country forcing them to always pay huge amounts to middlemen to be able to obtain the certificate in due time.

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But, the Registrar General wonders why some business owners opt to use middle-men also known as ‘Goro boys’ to register their business when indeed they could save time and money doing so themselves.

She said security is being intensified at the Registrar General’s Department to flush out these ‘Goro Boys.’

“Do not allow someone to register businesses for you. A business name that costs 50 cedis, you will now pay GH¢500 to a Goro guy to do that same registration for you, what’s the sense in that? We have directed our security to expel them from the yard. You engage with them at your own risk,” Jemima Oware added.