Uganda Registration services Bureau (URSB) has today entered into an MoU with National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to enable information/data sharing on companies registered with URSB and bio-data for NSSF members.
URSB is mandated under cap 210 of the Laws of Uganda to deliver a number of registration services aimed at facilitating and enabling the private sector growth hence leading to a better investment climate in the country.
URSB inter-alia carries out all registrations required under the relevant laws and maintains registers, data and records on registrations affected by the bureau and acts as a clearing house for information and data on those registrations.
Registrations carried out are; Businesses and companies, legal documents, Intellectual Property Rights, Civil matters (births, deaths, civil marriages, adoption orders & single status letters) and Insolvency
Information shared with NSSF also enables the social security fund to ascertain employer contributions an compliance because compliance is one of the strategic areas that NSSF focuses on.
The signing ceremony was held at the URSB head office at on Georgian House Kampala between NSS Managing Director Mr Richard Byarugaba and The Registrar General Mr Bemanya Twebaze who appreciated the partnership and said Government has always enjoined institutions to partner so as to eliminate bottlenecks to service delivery.
Synergies like this are among the drivers of service delivery through complementing each other and providing a platform for sharing best practices, experiences and establishing networks,” Mr Bemanya said.
He added; “The National Development Plan 11 enjoins all the public agencies to collaborate and augment each other for better service delivery.”
Mr Byarugaba also appreciated the move and thanked URSB for hosting the event. “This information is vital when we are processing member’s benefits especially the survivor’s benefit which in some instances require additional validation of member’s data.”
The partnership is also envisaged to help NSSF reduce on their turnaround time for benefits processing because URBS will now avail the Fund with additional bio data on its members including details on next of Kin, date of birth among others.
The Partnership with NSSF isn’t the first for URSB, because earlier partnerships have already bore fruits. Together with KCCA and URA, URSB is running a TREP project, which has seen the organization register many business names in Kampala, and has now devised plans to roll out to the countryside beyond Kampala.
Other Partnerships with UIA and Posta Uganda have seen URSB centers housed within the two institutions, a move that has eventually reduced congestion at the URSB head office and also saved peoples’ time and costs on transport to reach the URSB head office for registration services.
URSB also has offices in Mbarara, Gulu, Mbale and Arua.