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(last modified: 04/11/2019)

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Contact details

Entity in charge

One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC)

Kingsway Road LNDC Phase II 1st floor, Maseru 100
Tel: +266 22324667
Website: www.obfc.org.ls

Unit in charge

Company Registration

Mon: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Tue: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Wed: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Thu: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Fri: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30

Person in charge

Lefu Mothibeli

Registry officer
Email: lefu.mothibeli@obfc.org.ls

Expected results

Advice form

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Special / ordinary resolution (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Notice of change of company name (original)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Newspapers (3 original )
3 consecutive addition
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Payment receipt - radio (original)
for radio announcement for 3 consecutive days
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Power of attorney (original)
when the changes are done by an agent on behalf of directors and shareholders

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  40mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   20mn

Legal justification

1. Companies Act 2011
Companies Act 2011
Article 16 on change of company name
2. Companies Regulations 2012
Companies Regulations 2012
Article 12 on change of company name

Additional information

A company which has changed its name shall, within 21 working days file the documents to change company name with the registrar.

The applicant need to publish a notice of change company name in 3 consecutive editions of a national newspaper widely circulating in Lesotho and through electronic media including radio station with national coverage during prime time for at least 3 consecutive days.

The radio announcement may be in any one of official languages during prime time.

Notice by the company shall be published in any one of the official languages.The size of the notice in the newspaper be at least 9cm length and 9cm width (Double classified).

The company which fails to comply with section 16(4) of the act shall be fined 5000 by the registrar

Recourse: One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC)

Entity in charge

One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC)

Kingsway Road LNDC Phase II 1st floor, Maseru 100
Tel: +266 22324667
Website: www.obfc.org.ls

Unit in charge

Deputy Registrar of Companies

Mon: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Tue: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Wed: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Thu: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Fri: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30

Person in charge

Florence Motoa

Deputy Registrar of Companies
Email: florence.motoa@obfc.org.ls
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