Liberia Business Registry Launches Online Platforms
Monrovia – The Liberia Business Registry (LBR) has launched a website which has an online application for effective and efficient service delivery to the business community.
The service was launched Wednesday, July 3 in Monrovia.
Monie Captan, CEO of Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia who spoke at the event, said the launch of the services should set a new channel for business growth in the country.
Mr. Captan added that the website and online application should also be used out of Monrovia and not only in the capital.
He encouraged the management of LBR to put in financial plans to sustain the project and begin to educate business owners to access the website and application.
The website provides different kinds of corporate registration information and will help taxpayers directly apply for certificates and Articles of Incorporation with a user account, according to Registrar General Samson Dee.
Mr. Dee is optimistic that the new digital service will help significantly reduce the time limit for establishing a business in the country.
“People from Pleebo, Nimba, Lofa and all far-to-reach areas will no longer have to commute to Monrovia, and bear the cost of transportation and accommodation just to get registered or obtain Articles of Incorporation, said Mr. Dee.
According to him, the idea is to limit the timeframe by using innovative technological advancement to enhance service delivery through reduced human interaction.
The LBR Registrar General thanked President George Weah for establishing the “Business Climate Working Group” which informed the establishment of the Website and online Application.
He furthered that a robust media and public affairs strategy has been designed to provide information to the website.
Scores of top-level government officials attended Wednesday’s launch and lauded the administration of LBR for what they described a step forward to a bigger opening of the Liberian Business Investment Climate.
The Chief Launcher of the Website, Deputy Information Minister Boakai Fofana describe the initiative as a testament that the CDC government is committed to its declaration that Liberia is opened for business.
Acting Commerce Minister Wilfred Bangura, Deputy LRA Commissioner- Dekontee King-Sackie and the President of the Liberia National Bar Association Tiawon Gongolo and others attended the launch of the LBR website and online application.
LRA Deputy Commissioner General King-Sackie said although the Commission is interested in collecting taxes, it wants businesses to be legal.
“The system should be utilized and serve the purpose, the two services should be available, reliable and dependable,” she said.
At the same time, a representative from the Liberia Business Association urged LBR to train members of the association to enable them educate business owners.