NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero says he is finalising plans to have all business permits issued in a centralized location starting next year.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday night, Kidero announced that the move is part of his plan to end the anguish traders undergo in getting business permits and also curb corruption.
“All business licenses will be issued at a single window starting next year. I am keen in ensuring that registration of new businesses in Nairobi will be done with a lot of ease,” he promised.
Currently, licenses and permits take seven stages that include: Business Name registration (about three days), stamping Memorandum and Articles and Statement of Nominal Capital by the Kenya Revenue Authority (a day), Declaration of Compliance before a Commissioner of Oaths (a day).
In addition; Filing of the incorporation deed at the Registrar of Companies (about seven to 14 days), PIN and VAT registration (five days), NSSF and NHIF registration for employers (a day) and company seal (a day).
Kidero said that social and political aspects cannot thrive without a good economy.
Kidero was speaking at a forum by Proctor and Allan which achieved the ISO 22000 certification in food safety.
The firm was handed the certification for having observed international standards specified for the requirements for a food safety management system.
The ISO 22000 certification specifies requirements for a food safety management system where organisations in the food chain demonstrate ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
“We at Proctor and Allan have continually emphasized the need and importance for maintaining high quality standards, consistency in production and traceability throughout the manufacturing process,” the company’s MD Judy Macharia said.
Macharia said that the firm plans to commit to the current and emergent relevant standards that will guarantee quality, safety and customer royalty to the brand.