Telecommunications licensing in Kenya – The Communications Authority of Kenya is the Regulatory Authority for the communications sector in Kenya. The Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the information and communications sectors including Broadcasting, Multimedia, Telecommunications, Electronic, Commerce, Postal and Courier Services.
In this blog we are going to talk about the whole process for Telecommunications licensing in Kenya
The Telecommunication Market Structure is divided into 6 market segments under the unified licensing framework. The market segments include:
The licensing process commences with the submission of a duly completed application form available at the authorities website. The applicants must meet the following conditions:
At the conclusion of the licensing process, the applicant is advised of the outcome in writing. If the application is approved, the applicant is given a maximum of six months within which to take up the offer, failing which he/she may be required to apply a fresh if still interested in the license. The license must be put into operation within 12 months from the date of issuance.
It is a requirement that all electronic communications systems be type approved by the authority before they are activated. The authority inspects all networks before they are out into operation.
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How to Register an Insurance Agency in Kenya – The insurance industry is licensed and regulated by the Insurance Regulatory Authority. The authority is guided by the Insurance Act. The Authority work is to practice regulation and supervision that enables the industry players to be innovative and entrepreneurial. The Authority deploys significant resources in monitoring market behaviors, compliance and solvency issues.
After a person has registered their company they then contact the Authority for licensing.
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How to start a Chemist Business in Kenya – People get sick all the time and this could be seen an opportunity in business world to start a chemist or drug store. However to operate a Chemist/ Pharmacy in Kenya is not easy. This is because of many licencing procedures that one should follow before setting it up.
The first thing to do is ensure that as the owner you have a diploma or degree in Pharmacy. You cannot operate a chemist without having qualifications in pharmacy from a recognized academic institution in Kenya. If you are qualified, proceed to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board for a license.
Types of premises that can be registered for pharmaceutical operations
Any premise for a pharmacist shall be registered as either type of premise but not any two or all. Where a person wishes to carry out a combination of the above then the person shall lodge an application for registration of different sets of premises and each set have a designated superintendent.
The board shall then review the application forms and documents. In addition the board may arrange an interview for the applicant by the practice committee of the board. After which an inspection of the proposed premises will be conducted by the pharmaceutical inspector to assess the suitability of the intended business. The inspection report will be presented in the prescribed inspection form.
The board can either issue the annual certificate of registration of premises or advise the applicant in writing in case of unsuccessful application and clearly state the reason the application was unsuccessful. In the case an unsuccessful application the applicant will be given further opportunity to revise and comply. Where the applicant is able to revise the application and comply a license will be issued otherwise the premises shall remain unregistered and the file will be close after about 6 months from the date of initial application.
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How to register a Hospital or any other Medical Institution in Kenya – So you have been thinking of registering a hospital or a nursing home? Here is what you need. Registration for medical institution is done by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. The mandate of the board is to register and ensure that all medical institutions may it be a hospital, nursing home, maternity Home, Health center, Dispensary, Laboratory are duly registered and run according to the laws and regulations of Kenya.
Requirements for Opening up a Medical Institution.
The license fees to pay depends on the type of facility that one is putting up however there is an application fee for Kshs 1,000.
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How to register a SACCO in Kenya – In recent times, the number of Sacco’s in the country has grown tremendously. A Sacco is a very effective way of saving and way to access quick and cheap means of raising capital. The Sacco as an entity has power that comes from having members and regular income from contributions. There are two types of Sacco’s
Registration Requirements for a Non Deposit Taking Sacco
Upon provision of the above the cooperative officer shall convene a meeting within a week with the proposed members, the main agenda being pre cooperative education. Other requirements for the registration shall be communicated at this point. Upon approval of the Name and Registration the Sacco is required to convene the first general meeting with a month after receipt of the certificate.
Registration Requirements for a Deposit Taking Sacco
The estimated time is 4 months for a Sacco that fully complies with all the licensing requirements. The license for deposit taking is renewable annually.
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