NBC, Monrovia- September, 13, 2015. The National Bureau of Concessions (NBC) in collaboration with the USAID Governance and Economic Management Support Project (USAID-GEMS) will on Thursday, September 17, 2015 launch new concession monitoring and reporting tools.
Described as the “Concessions Information Management System (CIMS)” and the “Concessions Reporting Template (CRT)” the tools are intended to facilitate monitoring of concessions by the government, provide accurate and timely information to existing and new investors, and streamline reporting by Concessionaires.
The CIMS is a comprehensive concession management solution specifically configured to cater for the needs of the Government of Liberia concession management entities. CIMS features include, a web based interface, fully relational records database, spatial data management tools as well as management reporting and document management functionality. Utilizing these features, along with it's integrated workflow engine, CIMS will provide tools to enable the NBC to effectively monitor and evaluate the obligations on all Concession Contracts.
The government of Liberia has recognized the pressing need for the software, and strongly feels that the harmonization of concession information is critical to the proper administration and monitoring of the concession sector in Liberia. CIMS provides a single version of the truth when it comes to concessions management and offers a public portal which presents spatial data for all concessions.
The tools were developed by Spatial Dimension, a South African Cadastre Software Company, with support from the USAID-GEMS Project. The Flexicadastre software will help ensure proper administration of concessions and promote transparency and accountability.
The CIMS incorporates the National Concessions Cadastre (NCC), which is an electronic filing system to register real assets (land) and serves as the custodian of the natural resource information of Liberia including Mining, Forestry and Agriculture.
“The system will enable the effective and accurate storage and access of documents, reminders on activities and gives reports indicating land areas occupied by concessions and overlaps in concession lands.” The release quotes.