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Cameroon’s mining operations soon to go online

Cameroon’s ministry of mines and technological development has established an online system aimed at managing the country’s mining data. The…

Cameroon’s ministry of mines and technological development has established an online system aimed at managing the country’s mining data.

The online system known by its French acronym as “Flexicadastre”, will go operational as from July 2017.

Presenting the system to stakeholders, Georges Luc Olinga Moantsoga, deputy director of mining said Flexicadastre is aimed at promoting investments that will in turn boost economic and social development. He said the computerised system will ensure the proper management of mining data and ensure that allocation procedures are transparent and reliable.

Olinga Moantsoga equally noted that despite Cameroon’s mining potential, the exploitation of its many deposits has suffered many major technical and administrative weaknesses. To him, the online system will limit overlaps like encroachment, lengthy waiting periods for investors, failure to keep the securities register, mining cadastral map, amongst others.

“Flexicadastre” was designed with the support of spatial dimension, a South African firm.

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