Dar es Salaam, Aug. 29 -- Occupational Safety and Health Authority (Osha), has recorded a five-time workplace registration increase in a single year after scrapping some of its charges.

The authority said in a public notice yesterday that a total workplace registration increased to 16,457 in the 2018/19 up from 3,354 registered in 2017/18 when the fees were in force.

Last November the authority amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2003, and removed a number of charges to simplify doing business.

Osha said yesterday through a public notice that in 2018/19 a total of 16,457 workplaces were registered compared to 3,354 registered in 2017/18 when the annulled fees were on course.

"The results of annulling the fees are remarkable ...