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Cameroon – Mining: Cameroon to put online “Flexicadastre”, a computerized system to guarantee the management of mining data

Written by Deckson N.

The ministry in charge of mines and technological development (Minmidt) informs that it will publish in July 2017, “Flexicadastre“, a computerized system of mining.

According to the presentation by Georges Luc Olinga Moantsoga, Deputy Director of Mining Cadastre, “Flexicadastre” is “the government’s stated will to encourage, encourage and promote investments in the sector, with a view to contributing more to economic and social development” . Ultimately, this computerized system should ensure the proper management of mining data and ensure that allocation procedures are transparent and reliable.

Yet, Olinga Moantsoga notes, Cameroon is considered an area of “geological scandal” because of the great diversity of its mining potential.

However, the exploitation of its many deposits has suffered from major technical and administrative weaknesses. These include overlaps between various titles (forestry, mining, agro-industrial, etc.), encroachment of mining titles among themselves, lengthy waiting periods for investors, failure to keep the securities register, mining cadastral map, and so on.

Flexicadastre” was designed with the support of a South African firm named Spatial Dimension. This firm has set up this application in more than ten countries around the world. In particular, in Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Peru, etc.

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