Brela chief urges district officials to mobilise registration

23Jun 2020
Joseph Mwendapole
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Brela chief urges district officials to mobilise registration

BUSINESS officers at district and ward levels in the country have been challenged to mobilise business owners of all sizes in their areas to register with Business Registration and Licensing Agency (Brela), to get official recognition.

Brela CEO, Godfrey Nyaisa.

Brela CEO, Godfrey Nyaisa said in Dar es Salaam this week while opening a one week seminar for business officers from different regions in the country that most businesses are not registered in the country.

Nyaisa said Brela has planned to have regular capacity building seminars with business officers from the country so that they can take charge of the agency’s activities to reduce operational costs but also ensure that more businesses are registered.

“In the past, it was common for business owners to fear government officials when visiting their premises with some of them closing their shops to avoid them but now we must change that attitude and create a friendly environment because we are partners,” he said.

The Brela chief pointed out that business officers in the country must also change their attitude by becoming more friendly with the business community something that will enable them to work as partners hence easily archive set goals.

“As business officers, apart from sensitizing people to start and register their businesses, you are required to find market both local and international for their produce,” he challenged them while promising that Brela officials will teach them among other things, how to register new business, update information, register factory and to get class A and B licenses online.

Nyaisa said in the next financial year, the agency will conduct zonal sensitization and capacity building training session countrywide targeting business officers to equip them with knowledge and skills on how to discharge Brela’s roles in their areas.

Brela which has already started distributing information communication technology equipment to district councils in Dar es Salaam, Coast and Mwanza regions to facilitate registration of businesses  electronically.

“We are now better organized to make sure no corrupt practices are entertained at Brela hence want people to get their registration certificate timely online,” he noted while stressing that Brela will facilitate growth of businesses and not frustrate them.

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