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…
The National Health Insurance Scheme
(NHIS) has come under severe criticism by the opposition New Patriotic Party
(NPP) in particular. In the estimation of the NPP, the scheme has ‘collapsed’.
Analyst and government officials have put up defence for the scheme insisting
that if the scheme as so described to have collapsed would still have people
being registered onto it including even members of the NPP. Some of these
analysts and NPP commentators or relatives also rely on the NHIS for medical
attention and their experience at the various health facilities they may have visited
certainly could have formed the basis of their analysis. So they may not be
entirely wrong in their conclusion.
Accessing healthcare with the
NHIS card comes with some technical challenges especially with regards to where
a patient is receiving healthcare falls under primary, secondary or tertiary status.
If you are NHIS card holder, you can’t access direct healthcare in hospitals
referred to as tertiary hos…
Establishment of private schools
is on the increase especially in the area of basic school. Some of these
schools are not running the GES curriculum but UK and US. It is one business venture a lot of people are
venturing into as it is easy to make money. The growth in this sector may be
good for our education system as it affords parents alternatives to choose
from. However, it appears they are not being regulated effectively enough. They
have been left entirely in the hands of their owners. Some are operating
When the president, in his first
state of the of the nation’s address, indicated that Free SHS policy would
start in September for the 2017/18 academic year, private schools are calling
for inclusion in the intended policy. In as much as I think they should be
granted some incentives in the policy, they must not forget that are into
Their activities are not
supervises effectively so they do everything and get away with it. The private