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Postal Affairs, Business Registry To Enforce P. O. Box Inspection Next Month

The Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications and the Liberia Business Registry have jointly agreed to enforce that all registered businesses obtain P.O Box address beginning October 1, 2021.
A communication from the office of the Deputy Minister for Operation, J. Mike Gonlehtuo has indicated that, “All businesses, NGOs and institutions are advised to proceed to the Lock Box Office located at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Carey and McDonald Streets to obtain their application forms and regularize their status before the enforcement date.”
The Lock Box office at the Ministry will provide you with detailed information on how to obtain your P.O. Box numbers. The communication further cautioned the public to contact the office of the Lock Box for more details.
The communications in the possession of this paper further indicated that, “Failure to comply with this notice to regularize or obtain your Lock Box numbers before the enforcement date of October 1, 2021, the Liberia Business Registry (LBR) will not renew your business certificates until full compliance. We will appreciate your fullest support and cooperation. All are advised to take note and act accordingly.”
Two years ago, The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Cooper W. Kruah Sr. and the Deputy Minister for Administration, Cllr. Edward K. Goba visited the Liberia Business Registry and discussed a way forward which has strengthened the current decision for all businesses, and institutions to obtain a P.O. Box number in the absence of a National physical address for easy communication.
All businesses and institutions will be expected to first obtain their P.O. Box number before applying to the Liberia Business Registry (LBR) for their business certificate.
A caveat has been sent out that, “Businesses and Institutions are further requested to proceed to the Lock Box Section stationed within the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications located on Carey and McDonald Streets for application form and a G.T. Bank deposit slip for the payment of annual fees in-order to obtain a P.O. Box number”.
The Ministry has outlined several steps to include; obtain an application form free of charge from the post office or its website to fill in the form and return it at the post office; upon the return of the form, a GT Bank payment slip is issued for Lock Box service, fee payment; proceed to the GT banking payment window at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications or any other GT Bank widows and make payment.
Payment steps further continue, “Take the duplicate copy of the bank payment slip to the Lock Box section at the Ministry to process your official payment receipt”.
You will also take the duplicate bank slip along with the photo copy of the official receipt to the Lock Box section at the Ministry for activation of your P.O. Box number and a key will be issued in the following categories as large size business, for extra-large and large boxes, medium size business for medium box and small size business for small box.

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