Online IPO Registrations I applied online for my Safaricom IPO shares.
There’s the offical site for the IPO registration that is very easy to use. Just type in your CDS number and ID number and ID/ passport number (that you used to open the CDS account) to get started ( it’s an indictment for investor education initiatives by the CMA that there are leaders and executives who still don’t know what a CDS account) - and you get all your information like contact information, select your stockbroker, how you want your refunds and dividends to be handled etc.
Some Kenyans, may find it unnerving to see their information in an online public database, like having Safaricom know where you are . The Electoral commission of Kenya (ECK) enabled online verification of vote registration (I checked and confirmed mine online, but it was missing from the voting day roll) in one of the many positive things they did before the election, and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) which utilizes the internet for some clearing & forwarding processes ahs also promised to enable online tax filing and driver license.
Econet hiring Econet mobile has promised to launch services by August 2008, with new partners Essar. They even advertised for some jobs in the Friday paper, something they have done several times before. Hopefully the company will become operational and the jobs materialize