Online services help in fighting corruption – Amb. Butagira
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB board chairman, Amb. Francis K. Butagira has emphasized that there is need for different services in the public and private sectors to be offered via online as a big move in fighting corruption,and other enhancements.
In an exclusive interview this morning at Butagira and Company Advocates located on Mbarara high street, he spelled out that URSB has achieved a lot since its formation in 2004; 60% of its services are currently via online which has enhanced service delivery, saved time, among other benefits.
Butagira says in 2019 before COVID19 outbreak, URSB collected about ugx56 billion in form of revenue and a number of measures are being put for more achievements.
This comes as URSB is hosting a business clinic and exhibition at the liberation grounds in Masaka City ahead of the official opening of the URSB Masaka regional service center on Plot 28 Edward Avenue scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021.
Clients can access all URSB services such as registration of business names, intellectual property rights and legal documents, incorporation of companies and registration of marriages on spot. The exhibition and business clinic, which will run until Friday 26th March, will feature sister Government agencies such as URA, UNBS, Posta Uganda, NIRA as well as private sector players from Masaka city among others.
The Masaka regional service center is the 5th operational office after Arua, Gulu, Mbale, and Mbarara.
He added that sensitization is still on so that people and other entities can benefit from URSB services, saying registration is very salient especially when you are applying for a loan,and other purposes.
URSB is a semi-autonomous government agency, established by Act of Parliament in 1998 in Uganda. URSB is responsible for civil registrations, business registrations, registration of patents and intellectual property rights, and any other registrations required by law.