Latest Updates

Here you find our latest news stories

RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s impact in Rwanda. In late 2021, RDF won a contract with the Rwanda Minerals, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB), funded by the GIZ German international cooperation agency. The contract is under a regional project addressing trade of conflict minerals in the great lakes region. RDF have implemented MCAS and the online repository portal under the name Geological Information and Mining Cadastre System (GIMCS). It replaces the previous cadastre sytem and digitalize all key processes in RMB, involving all […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone just published its EITI Validation Report auditing the year 2019. The report gives credit to the MCAS system and the GoSL Online Repository used by the National Minerals Agency. Here is what the report says: ” Sierra Leone has an online (an updated) cadastre system, the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS) which provides information on the following with the view to ensuring transparency in the management of minerals rights. This Online Repository […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Ghana. In Ghana, the Minerals Commission announced that companis should start sumitting applications online from 1 November. The Ghana Mining Repository allows companies to register and, upon approval manage their licences. All the major mining companies are already submitting their production reports online and have done so for over a year now. So far over 800 production reports have been submitted. The Minerals Commission recevies them electronically in the MCAS system for review and compliance feedback. […]
RDF continues to support government institutions in 12 countries to progress on digitalization. In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in Cameroon. In Cameroon, almost 27,000 companies submitted their tax return this year (Déclarations Statistiques et Fiscales / DSF) through the GovIn e-service portal. This year small businesses were also asked to submit and 12,500 did this for the first time, and within the deadline in May. The GIZ-funded project significantly increases the tax base, by introducing taxpayers services online. In April, our Senior Revenue Specialist Vera Magero arrived in Yaounde, taking over the project from Myriam […]
RDF Revenue Specialists and the Programme Team is working tirelessly in all our partner countries to enable governments to run as efficiently as possible, despite the pandemic.In this month’s newsletter, we will focus on RDF’s work in the mining sector. On 27 January, RDF organized a webinar with mining authorities from 10 countries. The webinar started with a presentation of the latest MCAS version 5.3 and good practice related to configuration and license processing workflows. Cadastre managers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Afghanistan presented how MCAS was adopted to their country context. There were lots of questions from the 60 participants, […]
Despite COVID-19 restrictions in many of our client institutions, our Revenue Specialists continue to work and push our projects forward. Over the past months, we have adapted our clients’ systems to match their needs, some moving to the cloud to allow distance working, others moving the systems back to their local network servers, as offices re-open. In Sierra Leone, the valuation module has now been introduced on MCAS, allowing valuations of diamonds and gold exports to be done using the system. In Liberia, several FUSION training sessions were conducted with the officials from the Liberia Revenue Authority over the Zoom platform. Similarly, in […]
Despite COVID-19 restrictions in many of our client institutions, our Revenue Specialists continue to work and push our projects forward. Over the past months, we have adapted our clients’ systems to match their needs, some moving to the cloud to allow distance working, others moving the systems back to their local network servers, as offices re-open. In Sierra Leone, the valuation module has now been introduced on MCAS, allowing valuations of diamonds and gold exports to be done using the system. In Liberia, several FUSION training sessions were conducted with the officials from the Liberia Revenue Authority over the Zoom […]
The past month has been busy at RDF with all our Revenue Specialists working with client institutions to continue the services offered, in spite of the setbacks experienced due to the pandemic. In Liberia, our team successfully conducted FUSION training with the Liberia Revenue Authority over Zoom platform. 10 civil servants from the Liberia Revenue Authority participated and are currently gearing up for the next round of training sessions. In Cameroon, RDF developed a new functionality to manage audit procedures, which is currently undergoing testing from the client institution. In Guinea, GovIn was validated with EITI and training sessions are being planned […]
This past month, in light of the challenges posed by the pandemic, RDF worked with clients across the globe in transferring the systems to cloud-based servers to facilitate working from home. In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, RDF systems are now online, allowing staff to access the systems remotely from home. In addition, Sierra Leone has completed the development of valuations module on MCAS, allowing the The Directorate of Precious Minerals Trading (PMT) to now process the mineral valuations using the MCAS system, and to issue the Kimberly Certificate. A significant milestone was also reached in Ghana, with 18 Large […]
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RDF has worked tirelessly with all our partner institutions to ensure they are able to continue performing their tasks. RDF staff have mostly remained at their country duty stations, implementing our projects and supporting their government counterparts. As workplace restrictions are introduced, RDF is adopting and adjusting to the decisions of the respective authorities. Now more than ever, government public administration systems are important in order to allow civil servants to remain operational under restrictions and RDF is fully prepared to work with partners to ensure governments are equipped to fulfill their duties. In this month’s newsletter, we will […]