The Business Regulatory Review Agency, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, is undertaking a validation and vetting exercise of business laws, regulations, and ensuing licenses, permits, certificates, authorisations under the mandate of Local Authorities in the Copperbelt Province. The exercise is taking place in Kitwe from 13th to 17th December 2021. The validation and vetting exercise was made possible through support from the World Bank.
The Local authorities attending the workshop include Ndola City Council; Kitwe City Council; Chililabombwe Municipal Council; Kalulushi Municipal Council, Mufulira Municipal Council; Luanshya Municipal Council; Chingola Municipal Council; Mpongwe District Council; Masaiti District Council; and Lufwanyama District Council.
The Electronic Registry (e-Registry) as stipulated in the Business Regulatory Act No. 3 of 2014, is a centralized database and online transaction platform holding information on licenses, permits, certificates, authorisations and regulations, including formalities that businesses have to comply with in order to obtain a license, permit, certificate or authorisation and capable of facilitating the processing of applications online.
The main purpose of the e-Registry is to provide easy access to exhaustive information about business regulation and licensing. In addition, the e-Registry provides legal security and certainty by ensuring that only those business regulation licences, permits, certificates, and authorisations published in the e-registry, have legal effect, validity and enforceability insofar as business activities are concerned.
The e-Registry can be accessed on www.businesslicences.gov.zm