| September 13, 2015

The Registrar General of the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA), Mr Paul Masena say the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between his organisation and Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) represents a milestone in their collaboration.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Masena said the MoU would provide a more committed approach to working closely, which would eventually allow the two to reach their common goal of improving the ease of doing business.

He said their efforts would create activities which would target individuals and the business community, as they set up businesses, create employment, improve the global competitiveness of the country and intensify revenue generation for the government.

Mr Masena said the understanding further presents an opportunity for the two organisations to learn and adopt best practices from one another. He said they would continue to achieve more and set even greater targets as they continue to build stronger relationships.

He noted that the authority was tasked with implementing reforms geared at improving the ease of doing business. He said the organisation also exists to create an enabling environment to facilitate the completion of all procedures related to registering a business.

Mr Masena noted that the issues were delicate and needed the buy-in and cooperation of all stakeholders if implementation was to be effective.

For his part, the Commissioner General of BURS, Mr Ken Morris said he was happy that the two parties have managed to conclude the MOU. He said it would pave the way for the establishment of relevant structures. He appealed to the two parties to ensure that the MOU was fully implemented so that it impacts positively on service delivery.

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