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 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…