Registrar Of Companies Gets Tough On ‘Goro Boys’


 Mrs. Jemima Oware

The Registrar of Companies, Jemima Oware  says  her outfit will roll out a complete  digital system next year aimed at eliminating among other things a third party interference in the registration of businesses.

Speaking on the theme “Doing Business in Ghana: A Legal Perspective”, at a round table discussion organised by Veritas International, Mrs. Oware said the objective of the new digital system is to eliminate the activities of third party interferences popularly called ‘Goro boys’ in business administration processes.

The initiative comes on the heels of the launch of the Registrar of Companies by President Akufo-Addo two weeks ago to solely take charge of administration of companies, while the registration of marriages are separated from businesses.

She also asked Ghanaians to desist from engaging individuals to pay sometimes GH¢300.00 for registration instead of registering the businesses themselves and pay only GH¢60.00 for the registration.

“Through the World Bank’s funding, we are coming up with completely new software, hopefully within a year. This should be deployed and it is going to be online,” she disclosed.

According to the Registrar, the new software to be deployed will be user friendly but opportunities would be given to others who wish to use hard copy documents for their registration.

“It will be digital, you key in everything online. Wherever you are, you get your output and then you move on. If you want us to give you a certificate, you pay more for that.  It’s going to be such that when you go in with your hard copy documents, we’ll charge you more,” she added.


By Ebenezer K. Amponsah