13 August 2010
Today I made my first trip to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to begin the process of registering MANA as a company in Rwanda. Having lived in east Africa previously, my expectations were relatively low (not because I’m a cynic, however), so I was not disappointed when I could not complete the process on the spot (as advertised). So, our U.S. office will need to send some notarized documents, and then we should be good to go. I had all the documents with me, but they were not notarized. Completing the business registration process will result in getting a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) which is a prerequisite for getting the vehicle (see previous entry) from the Dutch Embassy and registered, as well as opening MANA bank accounts and a post office box.