Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has mandated the Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy to initiate the process of establishing a Land Cadastre, modelled on the Mining Cadastre commissioned at the offices of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy (MLME) recently.
“I am convinced that the problems which arise from our land tenure system and land title administration will greatly diminish once we provide a modern land cadastre system possessing the capabilities of the mining cadastre facility,” Sirleaf emphasised.
The Mining Cadastre Office, constructed with joint funding from the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosts the MCIMS. It is expected to enhance transparency, boost investor confidence, and increase mining revenue.
The automated system makes license granting and management processes more efficient and transparent by streamlining licensing processes, avoids ownership conflicts by clarifying boundaries, and increases mining revenue by tracking payments and enabling effective monitoring of exploration and mining contracts.
Staff from within the MLME have been identified to lead the MCIMS Department and are currently undergoing training to become system operators, application registrars, Geographic Information Systems specialists, and system administrators. In addition to this training, MLME staff is being trained in modern surveying techniques to ensure the registration of accurate geographic data into the system.
Source: Front Page Africa