According to ghana.gov.gh, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana Revenue Authority e-Tax Portal and make use of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) to identify portal users. Users can access the portal via www.rgd.gov.gh or www.rgdservices.com.
According to the statement, the Minister for Communications, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, stated that: “The portal was a strong statement of commitment by government to Ghanaians as the online community was an emerging digital economy.”
The portal, Dr Omane-Boamah said, would enhance efficiency and effectiveness in securing business and company registration, estate administration and marriage registration through prior booking, particularly as it came with an electronic payment facility.
“This will enable clients to access the services from their homes, offices, anywhere around the earth and at the same time, pay for the services through the government online payment system studied by the National IT Unit through the Ministry of communication”, Dr Omane-Boamah.
Furthermore, he said, the E-Registrar portal was intended to provide trust and confidence to accessing services online on the benefits of time saved and cost reduced, and give others the opportunity to enjoy the convenience it brought, as well as eliminate middlemen, popularly known as “Goro Boys” and long queues.
The statement revealed that Dr Omane-Boamah reiterated government’s commitment to transforming service delivery within the public agency to enable them deliver electronic services to the citizenry by focusing on building trust for the users and consumers as well as establishing ground rules for the digital market place while enhancing the information infrastructure for new commas and maximizing the benefits of E-services.