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Regional sensitisation campaign on business registry wraps up

Nov 23, 2015, 11:31 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Maxis consulting firm and the Ministry of Justice Friday concluded a two-day regional sensitisation campaign on the Single Window Business Registry.

The sensitisation team, comprising Haddy Jallow, Banjul office, and Bintou Colley of KMC office, was led by Morro Krubally, CEO and senior consultant at Maxis consulting.

The regional campaign started at West Coast Region and later proceeded to Upper River Region, and Central River Region.

The meetings were attended by technical advisory committee members to discuss issues in connection to the establishment of an autonomous business and intellectual property registry.

Speaking at the meeting in West Coast, deputy Governor Musa Almul Nyassi, thanked Morro Krubally and team for the foresight in coming up such a programme.

Mr Krubally, himself, said they are tasked to do a feasibility study for the Ministry of Justice and the Gambia Growth and Competitiveness project for the establishment of an autonomous business and intellectual property registry for the Single Window Business Registry.

He said their assignment is aimed at providing a detailed financial analysis that would guide in formulating future strategies for autonomous operations of the single window business and intellectual property registry.

He said as part of their tasks, they will identify potential revenues sources for the smooth operation of the registry.They are to also establish the economic, financial, social, legal and environmental frameworks that might be required for autonomous operation of the registry.

Mr Krubally said the assignment of a feasibility study emanated from realisation of the importance of business registry reform that led to the enactment of the Single Window Registration Act, 2013.It is this act that subsequently provided for the creation of the Single Window Business Registry at the Ministry of Justice.

The consultant said the registry is a one-stop shop for business registration which has become increasingly common, globally.