Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Mauritius has started initiating the National Electronic Licensing System (NELS).
The NELS creates a single point of entry for all business licenses, permits, clearances, certificates or other type of authorisation required to start and operate a business. It also enables cross agency integration and customer-centric services.
The project is set to reduce time and cost to the private sector. Co-financed by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund, Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Regional Indicative Programme (2014– 2020), the initiative is also expected to improve transparency, predictability and reduce uncertainty in the investment decision making process.
Vice-Prime Minister Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo highlighted that the NELS represents a key component of Mauritius’s efforts to further enhance the ease of doing business.
“This initiative is part of Government’s many efforts to digitise the services provided to the business community and the public at large, for the sake of both efficiency and transparency,” said Jeewa-Daureeawoo.
She said several digitisation projects have been implemented including the setting up of the Citizens Support Portal, the enhancement of the Mauritius e-Registry Portal which allows property registry to be carried online, the digital transformation of the National Transport Authority, and provision of Government e-services.
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