Mafinga goes digital in business registration with Brela sponsored ICT

21May 2020
Joseph Mwendapole
The Guardian
Mafinga goes digital in business registration with Brela sponsored ICT

MAFINGA District Council in Iringa Region will soon start to provide business licences electronically after received Information Communication and Technology facilities (ICT).

Brela CEO, Godfrey Nyaisa.

The ICT facilities were handed over this week to the District Executive Director, Saada Mwaruka by Business Registration and Licensing Agency (Brela) CEO, Godfrey Nyaisa at ceremony held in Dar es Salaam. The ICT facilities include three computers, one lap top, scanner printer, modem and three mobile phones.

Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Nyaisa said the aim of engaging district councils in providing business licences electronically is to t create enabling environment to the business community.

“This system is very simple and enables business owners get registration and licenses wherever they are. This system simply requires business owners to put upload required documents on the system and get their licenses immediately,” Nyaisa said.

He further noted that, to begin with, the system may pose many challenges to the business community because of some technical procedures but in the long run when they get assisted, it becomes simple and familiar and will find the system very efficient,” the Brela chief noted.

Nyasia requested  the Mafinga district officials to strictly supervise use of the ICT system so that other districts in Iringa region can learn when they also introduce a similar digital registration system in the future which the agency will present.

Brela’s acting Head of Licensing, Tawi Kilumile said for the business people to register and get their licenses electronically, they need to visit the agency website at: where they will create an account proceed to register their businesses.

“In order to qualify for registration, one needs to have memorandum of understanding or articles of association and particulars and identification of directors, among other documents,” Kilumile said.

In remarks after receiving the ICT equipment, Mafinda DED, Saada Mwaruka thanked Brela for the equipment which will help simplify the process of registering businesses in her district. “I assure you that this equipment will be used for the intended purpose,” Mwaruka promised.

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