Liberia launches new online business registry
The Liberian government has taken further steps to improve its investment climate by launching a new business registry.
The Business Registry affords entrepreneurs the opportunity to register their businesses online from any part of the world.
Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai said the launch is significant, as "it represents efficiency in public service delivery".
The new Liberia Business Registry, the Vice President said, also helps build a culture of predictability in Liberia's public service delivery system.
For her part, Commerce Minister Miata Beysolow said that the frustration, concerns and complaints of the business people were taken into consideration in establishing the new business registry, which reflects their input as well.
According to her, registering businesses in Liberia was now very easy, with the process taking only two days as opposed to almost 100 days in the past.
Also speaking at the ceremony was Monie Captan, the country's former Foreign Minister who now heads Liberia Chamber of Commerce. He urged the government to set up a feedback mechanism in order to solicit public views in their interaction with the registration process.
He said the feedback system would ensure efficiency and allow for improvement.