Uganda Registration Service Bureau Opens Regional Office in Gulu

 

In an effort to boost business growth in the region, the Uganda Registration Service Bureau has opened its regional office in Gulu municipality. 

They say that by registering their businesses civil and intellectual property rights, companies will add value to their credibility, since they are acting as part of a government mandate created under an Act of Parliaments of registration services bureau, cap. 210. 

The Chairperson of Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG) and Member of Parliament for Aswa County Hon Regan Okumu said registration of companies reduces insecurity because companies and individuals can be easily allocated. 

‘‘This will also help reduce on expenditure on security which is given more priority in the budget but rather resources will go to government agencies which produce revenue,’’ Mr Okumu said. 

Adding further that, “it will no longer be hard to know who is a citizen and who’s not, as currently they are so many illegal immigrants in the country.” 

The Registrar of Uganda Registration Service Bureau Mr Bamanya Twebaze said that, “we are here to add value to your business entities, since today many people are passing away and there is no record of their existence and moreover it’s a constitutional right.” 

“This will also support private sector growth and development by formalizing business operations as in the past it has been expensive for locals to transport themselves to Kampala to register their companies,” he added. 

Mr Bamanya not that most importantly, the presence of the bureau in the region will also protect against piracy since registration of intellectual and copy rights will be ensured. 

The bureau’s Chairman Board of Directors Hon Major Gumisiriza Guma said that more offices will be opened in Arua, Mbale and Mbarara in an effort to increase public trust and effectively streamline a method of record management system, since there has been a huge increase in revenue from 300million collected in a year to 21 billion shillings per year.

“We want to move from paper systems to digital documentation,’’ said Guma.

The Chief guest at the opening ceremony, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon Kahinde Otafire  said that, “as the rest of the country walks northern Uganda should be running because during the war many things where lost and damaged so there is need for reconstruction.” 

Adding further that, “registration is not only for companies but also persons who died during the war as I am not for pushing history under the carpet.” 

The minister stated that history doesn’t repeat it’s self like many think, but it men who continuously fail to learn from the past make mistakes and only documentation can make national help the local population. 

“I advice the community to even register the land and avoid persisting on customary land ownership as culture is dynamic and any time, changes can occur, so this will go a long way in reducing wrangles over estates.”

 

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