Business registration applicants will be required to provide their digital address as part of their documentations, for the registration of their businesses.
According to the Acting Registrar General, Mrs Jemima Oware, the decision is to enable the department to know the location of all businesses in the country.
She said the department has been working with the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Trade and Industry to ensure that the digital address of businesses in the country was captured electronically.
She mentioned that, already existing businesses will be required to submit their digital addresses when filing their annual returns.
She stated that, although many people find it difficult to get their digital address the process is quite simple.
“It is not a difficult thing to do. You download the GhanaPostGPS app, stand in front of your office, generate your address and make sure you add it your document so that we would also capture it in our system electronically,” she said.
Mrs Oware also reminded businesses that it was compulsory to file their returns and stated that “by April 30, 2018, if a business has not filed its 2017 returns, there would be an additional penalty.
She stated that as that the penalty which is currently GH¢300 will be increase it to GH¢350.
She therefore encouraged all businesses to file their returns before the set date.
However, a statement dated December 20, 2017, signed and issued by the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr Issah Yahya, said: “The government launched the National Digital Property Addressing System to pave way for every property.”