The Registrar General’s Department says businesses should use virtual platforms to hold their annual general meetings with shareholders this year.
Jemima Oware, who is the Registrar General said businesses must hold this virtual meeting due to the ban on social gathering.
There has been a ban on social gathering in the country now forcing most business to move their operation online.
Jemima Oware said these virtual meeting should be done with first notice to all shareholders.
Also, it must be done in a very fair manner to avoid issues.
“Virtual means virtual so you will have to find a way of getting to all your members I can’t go into all the various technical ways of doing it, the whole thing is that just ensure that your members are treated fairly, they all have a notice that you are going to hold a virtual meeting and get concerns from them but you will have to inform us that is all.”
The department is expected to come out with the required guidelines for the virtual meeting today.
Work from home will be the new routine post-Covid-19 – Austin Gamey
Labour Expert Austin Gamey says work from home will be the new routine for a lot of companies post-Covid-19.
Due to the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, companies allowed their workers to work from home to help decongest their workplaces.
Some analysts believe that the step by the companies will continue even after the pandemic.
Austin Gamey said this will help save cost and also reduce crowd at the workplaces because gathering at offices may not be feasible again after the pandemic.
“It is possible for a number of people to come from home both to reduce cost and also to ensure that they do not overburden themselves and so many gathering at workplace may not be feasible again so distancing will not be lowered today indeed this you can find in our labour Act already in Section 119 of the Act which talks about safety and health of working people.”