Press Releases of Monday, 1 August 2011
GeGov, the Project to deliver a new electronic system for the Registrar-General’s Department and the Ghana Revenue Authority, will soon go LIVE. GeGov is a Public Private Partnership between GCNet and Government of Ghana, specifically the Ministry of Communications, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) and the National Information Technology Agency(NITA), to automate Business Registration and Tax Administration. The project is supported and partly funded by the World Bank.
GCNet has been mandated to design, finance, build, operate and transfer an eGovernment System including new applications for both the RGD and the GRA. The aim of the project is to modernize key MDAs computerise business registration, enhance revenue mobilization and provide a citizen-friendly service.
To ensure staff are fully equipped with the necessary skills, GRA and RGD, will be provided with computer literacy and trips™/GeReg application training, and purpose built IT training facilities. In addition a substantial infrastructure component has been incorporated including: a state of the art Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Site as well as equipment for offices across the country including PCs, Laptops, Printers, Scanners, Generators, UPS and Network devices. The Project is expected to improve the ease of doing business including: online business registration, online filling of Tax Returns and payments, integration of VAT and IRS processes and other Online Shared Services
In addition to these benefits, the system will support the development of Ghana through enhancing transparency and improving accountability due to integration with the new GIFMIS Financial Management Application at the Controller & Accountant General’s Department and the effective mobilisation of revenue. The solution has 3 major components: