The Office of the Registrar of Companies (ORC) has alerted business entities and other professional bodies to have their records updated with the registry or risk having their details expunged from the national register.
According to the ORC, this has become necessary as the new office was hived from the Registrar General’s Department.
The Registrar of Companies, Jemima Oware has therefore urged businesses to comply with the directive.
“We have noticed that some professional bodies have amended their names without informing us. Some are even operating without being registered and some were also registered as far back as 1973 and have moved on to become chartered institutes and yet they are still in the register as professional bodies so the update needs to clear up all those anomalies,” she said.
“They have up to December 31, 2023, to renew and update their records if you don’t have the opportunity to update after that period it means you are no more a professional body and we will take your name out of the register,” she noted.
Operating as an autonomous body, the ORC handles the registration of businesses such as private-public companies limited and unlimited by shares, and private-public companies limited by guarantee, including churches, schools, NGOs, CSOs, associations, unions, external companies and professional bodies.
The Office of the Registrar of Companies (ORC) was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2022 to take charge of the administration of the registration of companies and businesses in the country.