The Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 launched its official website and online repository at the Monrovia City Hall at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
According to Deputy Lands, Mines and Energy Minister for Planning and Human Resource Development, Hon. Stephen B. Dorbor, the combined online instruments will be used as a web base designed to both promote investment and provide information on the country’s mineral resources.
The online repository is developed by the Revenue Development Foundation and sponsored by the German Cooperation in partnership with the Australian Government and currently holds the Mining Cadastre and Administration Information but may be use to house and access other natural resource information; forestry, fisheries, land, oil.
Hon. Dorbor said research has revealed that one major issue that damps investor’s interest is the bureaucratic process that private entities encounter in conducting business with Government Agencies. The website and online repository is launched to meet up with stipulations of transparency, and provide access to public information.
He said the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy has improved on its mineral rights granting processes to reduce bureaucracy in the acquisition of licenses.
The website and the online repository will provide information of interest to investors and private entities as well as current status of their applications and existing licenses.