Can a minor be a Proprietor?

Can a minor be a Proprietor?

February 19, 2020

A proprietor is the Legal name for a person who owns a business Name that is duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

A minor is a person who is under the age of eighteen (18).  A minor can be a proprietor in a registered business individually or in partnership with another adult, provided that in registering the business name, he/shegets an attestation from a magistrate, legal practitioner, or a police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police. See section 574(6) ofthe Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2004.

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