GAF to implement its eMC+ electronic Mining Cadastre framework in Burkina Faso
GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of a contract to support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou in establishing a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso.
The overall project objective is to improve governance in the mining sector by establishing a modern, web-based system for granting and managing mineral rights. The efficient, transparent, and reliable administration of such titles is considered to be a key factor in increasing growth and investment in the mining sector in Burkina Faso.
In practical terms, the project aims to:
Assist to modernize and streamline the existing legal paper cadastre system
Create an up-to-date and consistent database of mineral rights that allows the efficient and unambiguous management of these during their entire life cycle
Identify and clarify existing conflicts and prevent such conflicts in future
Introduce a harmonised administrative, procedural and technical framework compliant with the law and applicable regulations
Implement an operational and modern computerised mining title management system, that caters for governance and industry needs in Burkina Faso
The rollout of the eMC+ cadastre solution will increase the institutional capacity and efficiency of the ministry by providing a comprehensive mineral tenure management. The contract has a duration of 15 months and is embedded in the “Projet d’appui au développement du secteur minier (PADSEM)”, being funded by the World Bank (IDA). GAF has 20 years of world-wide experience in the institutional and technical establishment and reorganisation of mining cadastre authorities. This includes the provision of associated consultancy services and customised software solutions.