It is required by law that any
business venture undertaken in Ghana is properly registered and registration
documents obtained at the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Accra. It is
binding on both Ghanaians and foreigners who own business or want to operate.
It is, however, interesting that there are quite considerable number of
businesses in Ghana that have not been registered. This may be due to the
complexity in the registration process and duplication roles not excluding
ignorance a result of inadequate education.
The first step getting your
business registered begins with obtaining Tax Identification number (TIN) at
the offices of any Ghana Revenue Authority in your municipality or district or
even at the Registrar General in Accra. The TIN application forms are free as
well as the registration itself.
The next step is to purchase the
business registration forms at the Registrar General, fill out properly and
submit at the same place. The submitted forms go through vettin…
Not too long ago, Electricity
Company of Ghana (ECG) has dominated news reports and so much public discourse
over Government’s decision to sell it to private operators. Reasons for and
against the proposed sell have strongly been made to justify the sell. Whereas
the government is bent on selling it due to the inefficiency and ineptitude
that has surrounded it over the years, the workers of ECG are fighting tooth
and nail to thwart government’s proposed sale. ECG workers have countered
government’s reasons for the move insisting that government should wash its
hands off the management of the company and things would just be fine. But I
think the position taken by the staff of ECG is not one that is borne out
genuine concern to do things right but to protect their source of daily bread. Even
though I do not have any technical knowledge in energy, I just want to do some
layman analysis of some development having to do with ECG prepaid credit.
I am one person who will support
the sale …
The Ghana police service has
issued a press statement warning the general public to desist from taking the
law into their own hands to meet out instant justice to suspected criminals.
The statement also sought to encourage the public to report any such activity
to the police for action to be taken. In as much as the statement may be
welcoming to some of us, I think it will not achieve anything! In other words,
I am very sure such statements may have been issued in the past. And my
question is: what is the outcome of those statements? Wouldn’t the new
statement only seeking to suggest the fact that it had not worked and therefore
safe to conclude that the solution to the problem goes beyond typing and
issuing press statement?
For people to embark on instant
justice, it simply tells you the system has failed – that the people have lost
interest and confidence in the state institution mandated to protect life and
property. The general public appears to be pathetic towards to police serv…