Uganda to implement online mining licensing system

April 19th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM) in Uganda has contracted Spatial Dimension, a Trimble company, to upgrade its mining cadastre to an e-government based mineral licensing system. By moving the mineral licensing system online, the directorate will be digitising both its data and processes and enable customers to submit applications online as well as undertake all other statutory business processes such as making payments, submitting reports and production returns and undertaking renewals and relinquishments. Furthermore, the online mineral licensing system will enhance its revenue collection abilities. Not only will the online system assist in attracting additional responsible investments, but it will also enable the DGSM to close the net on non-compliance in the sector. The DGSM anticipates that the cost of the e-government system will be recouped quickly though better efficiencies, compliance and revenue collection activities. Uganda is joining a growing list of our customers who are embarking on e-government initiatives and launching online transactional mining cadastre systems. These systems all leverage Landfolio, which allows existing customers to transition from traditional back-office mining cadastre systems to online transactional ones.

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