Company Register 30% open

Sierra Leone

What data is expected?

A list of registered companies and key data about each company. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Physical company location
  • Unique identifier per company
  • Company owner
  • Date of registration (and dissolution)
  • Financial statements per company, per year
  • Register available for entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No It can be downloaded online but a lot more has to be done as some pages are blank.
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No, no licence terms could be found The researcher says that licence terms can be found on the contact page, but this is not the case:
Up-to-date No I cannot say this as I don’t know when the last company was registered. Also some companies operating in Sierra Leone cannot be retrieved (I searched first for lists of company names and queried these later.
In an open and machine-readable format Data is available in HTML format.
location -
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I opened the Sierra Leone portal, went to Office of the Administrator and Registrar General, Sierra Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Affairs Commission, Sierra Leone The Corporate Affairs Commission is responsible for the registration of companies and the maintenance of the Company Register.
characteristics Name of company I cannot confirm 'Financial statements per company, per year' because I have not seen it. The information provided was obtained from an official of the Commission on telephone through the number found on the website - 23278241241. Name of company : (it is possible to search for company names. this is a service for people to verify if a company name is already used by another company. No other company information is provided.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name The Corporate Affairs Commission, Sierra Leone
The website needs a lot of updating and it should be insisted upon that a full Company Register is published if not yet. However, a search was made for the name of a company and there was a response.

The original researcher was able to talk with an official who said that the data we are assessing is indeed collected by CAC. However it was not possible for us to get access to the data or to see the data.

Meta data

Data location
Data licence
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed May 02 2018 12:33:21 GMT+0000 (UTC)