Ethiopia: The Addis Ababa City Administration (in Ethiopia) is planning to hire an international company for the supply and installation of GIS for the land management. The city has already set up the Integrated Land Information Project Office for this purpose and invited tenders. International companies from Germany, Israel and India have submitted their tenders in response to the announcement.
The city administration will choose the winning company over the coming few weeks to do the work which could take 15 to 20 months, according to Mekuria Haile, city general manager. The GIS and the public security system will create a network linking kebeles, districts and the city administration, as well as police and business institutions that could use the system. The EPRDF (Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front) decided to introduce integrated land information systems in all regional states to protect land from what it said was illegal appropriation and to provide better information related to land.
The implementation of the GIS will lead to a public security system, which will include providing identification for residents that will be stored in computers. The administration has initiated contact with Oracle for the provision of software that will do this kind of work.