Registrar General to Strike Out Names of Dormant Companies

Registrar General to Strike Out Names of Dormant Companies

April 13, 2021

The Registrar-General’s Department recently issued a third and final public warning of its intention to purge its Register of names of dormant companies. It cautioned that if a company has not filed its annual returns and financial statements by June 2021, the name of the company will be struck out from the Register and the company will stand dissolved.

Pursuant to Section 289 of the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992), the Registrar-General may strike off a company’s name from the Register without notification due to a failure to file annual returns, or due to a failure to timely file a change in the company’s registered office or principal place of business. If struck out from the Register, a company cannot carry on business in Ghana for 12 years.

The Registrar-General’s Department has published a list of companies set to be expunged from the register on its website. To avoid dissolution, companies are urged to check this list and, if listed, become current on their registration and filing obligations ahead of the looming June deadline.


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