By Staff Writers

Maseru, Aug 05 (The Night’s Watch) – There were 32,671 registered companies in Lesotho as of March 2018, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s online companies registry.

Of the total 32,671 registered companies, only 15,949 were active.

Companies are registered by the office of the Registrar of Companies (Registrar) at One-stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The companies are incorporated under Companies Act No 18 of 2011 and Companies Regulations 2012.

According to the registry, these were the top nine industries by number of registered companies;

Industry Number of Registered Companies
1. Construction 9,946
2. Real estate/property management 1,634
3. Mining 1,267
4. Catering 1,191
5. Cleaning services 1,033
6. Consultancy services 1,010
7. Security services 516
8. Printing 344
9. Sewerage 103

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