VETTING AND VALIDATION OF BUSINESS LICENSES FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN CENTRAL PROVINCE

The Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is currently undertaking a validation and vetting exercise in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice on business licenses, permits, certificates, authorisations and ensuing fees, charges and levies. The exercise is taking place from 21st to 31st December, 2020.The Agency is targeting to upload onto the e-Registry business licenses, permits and certificates from local authorities in Central Province in line with the Agency’s 2020 target.The exercise is pursuant to section 8 of the Business Regulatory Act No.3 of 2014 and is aimed at ensuring that licenses, permits, certificates and authorisations have legal effect, validity and enforceability insofar as business activities are concerned.The e-Registry is a database aimed at providing easy access to exhaustive information about business regulatory frameworks, including formalities that businesses have to comply with in order to obtain a licence, permit, certificate or authorisation in Zambia.