Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – The Minerals Commission
has officially launched its online repository for public access, according to a
statement from the Commission.
The online repository is a web based portal
where all data recorded in the Mining Cadastre pertaining to minerals rights
and related revenues are published.
“This means for the first time in the history
of Ghana, a fully-fledged computerized mining cadastral system is being
deployed for the mining sector of Ghana,” the statement said.
It said the project had been made possible
under a bilateral agreement with the Australia.
Dr Toni Aubynn, CEO of Minerals Commission
remarked: “We are excited that what we set out to achieve is turning out
positively with the development of a fully-fledged Mining Cadastre
Administration System. The system when fully completed will enhance
transparency, effectiveness, accountability and compliance in the management of
Under the new system, information relating to
existing concessions as well as status of new applications (payments made,
concession validity, size, location etc.) could be assessed and tracked online.
It is expected that by April 2017, investors
could conduct full cartographic searches and apply online for mineral rights.
The implementation of a Mining Cadastre
Administration System in Ghana would help prevent disputes over concession
boundaries and significantly reduce human interventions in the mineral rights
acquisition and management process.
At the same time, it would help improve
collaboration and interaction between relevant government institutions,
including the Minerals Commission, Ghana Revenue Authority, Bank of Ghana,
among others, the statement added.
The portal could be accessed via: