Following the establishment and operationalisation of the OSSBR in Lusaka, ZDA has commenced preparations for establishment of similar facilities in all the provinces in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry. The roll out of the OSSBR to provinces is aimed at facilitating access to business registration services.
In view of the high volume of business activity as well as anticipated increase, the roll out of the OSSBR will be done in Kitwe, Chipata, Solwezi, Mongu, Kasama, Mansa and Chinsali by the year 2018. The Livingstone OSS was established in 2012.
The Livingstone OSSBR provides services aimed at making it easier and quicker to register a business as well as obtain the necessary licences and permits. This has been achieved through bringing together government agencies involved in offering registration services and issuance of licences and permits in one location. It has the distinction of being the first OSSBR to host a local city council.
With this well coordinated manner of providing business registration and licensing services, the Livingstone OSSBR will contribute tremendously to increased numbers in business registrations and compliance levels as well as formalisation of many SME businesses.