Ministry of Business launches two websites
- for Deeds and Commercial Registry Authority, Land Registry
- will reduce interference and corrupt practices” Min. of Business
DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 13, 2018
Guyanese now have a simpler and more transparent way to register their businesses or land with the launch of two websites by the Ministry of Business today.
Persons can now access key information and registration forms on the websites for the Deeds and Commercial Registry and for the Lands Registry.
Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin stated that “it won’t just make it easier to do business, but it also will reduce the scope for interference and corrupt practices.” The Minister noted that the websites will “reduce the likelihood of corruption between business and government.”
Minister Gaskin also highlighted the fact the that the Ministry of Business has a responsibility to encourage and retain investments to ensure there is fair competition and markets for investors.
According to the ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS), Rajdai Jagernaught, the websites’ development was a part of the ministry’s initiative to strengthen the legal and regulatory environment.
“With the online presence, we are now geared to improve access to information, understand the workflows and business function of the agencies,” Jagernaught said. The PS explained that information and registration forms, as well as, the “fee structures that are associated with the tasks and what is required from the public,” along with the appropriate timelines can be found on the site.
Officials from the Deeds and Commercial Registry Authority, and from the Lands Registry were also present at the launch. They commended the ministry for this initiative and expressed their hope that this will be the beginning of a paperless process.
The process to establish the websites began in 2016 when the World Bank lent technical assistance to make this project a reality.
By: Anara Khan
Images: Leroy Lyttle