The Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) has embarked on a national initiative to register informal and formal SMMEs operating in Botswana. The main objective of the registration exercise is to develop a centralized database of all trading SMME businesses countrywide; which will inform the development of targeted support programmes and policies that will effectively benefit the SMME sector.
Registration will be done online at: https://smeregistration.lea.co.bw OR by dialing *165# on mobile phones. In order to facilitate decision making on availing COVID-19 relief, informal sector businesses are required to have registered by 31st May 2020. In future, SMME business development support by Government will only be availed to those registered on the SMME database, therefore SMMEs are encouraged to continue registering beyond 31st May 2020.