South Sudan Investment Authority Secretary General Dr. Abraham Maliet Mamer speaking in a meeting with Bank Officials at SSIA Hall on Thursday June 21st, 2018 (Photo by Kitab)
By Kitab A Unango
The Secretary General of South Sedan Investment Authority (SSIA) Dr. Abraham Maliet Mamer has called on the unregistered investors to speed up their registration process in order to benefit from the investment opportunities within the country.
According to Dr. Maliet most investors have not registered including some of the commercial banks operating in the country.
“Investment certificate is very important once an investor acquires it he or she will be entitled to various packages including incentives, tax relieve and work support,” Maliet revealed.
He was speaking to the press on Thursday after meeting with commercial bank officials operating in the country.
The investment Act, 2009 requires that all inventors operating in the country should registered before starting up business.
But Dr. Maliet said many investors currently in South Sudan do not have investment certificates despite existence of South Sudan Investment Authority.
He explained that the purpose of the meeting was to forge the collaboration with the South Sudan banking sectors for smooth running of the banking business in the country.
Dr. Maliet added the meeting was to introduce Investment Acts and aware the public and investors in particular about the role of the SSIA.
He revealed that the SSIA would help investors who want to invest in the country to identify areas of their interest.
He said the government was working very hard to make the environment conducive for investment.
I hope Riek will accept the peace and come to back. Therefore it is going to be a great chance for investors who have investment certificate to do their business”, he said.