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Over the last four months, RDF has introduced features that allow companies to submit license applications online. The Online Repository is a portal for accessing license data for public transparency. For mining company representatives it is also an online application portal, where they manage their applications and licenses. It will be the main communications vehicle for government to company liaison, ensuring systematic and accountable compliance of mineral rights. This functionality has been enabled in all countries using the Online Repository.
On November 25 2018, Afghanistan’s Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) hosted Her Excellency, Ms. Nargis Nehan, acting Minister of Mines to officially launch the Online Transparency Portal in the presence of Deputy Minister Anyatullah Momand, Director of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Mahbobullah Rabani, several media outlets and members of the afghan civil society. The Online Transparency Portal (https://transparency.mom.gov.af/) is a portal that publishes data from Afghanistan’s Ministry’s Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS) with payment information from the Non Tax Revenue System (NTRS). Ms. Nehan stated that the extractive sector in Afghanistan as a key sector that […]
First published at: https://eiti.org/blog/eiti-mainstreaming-government-online-repository-portals At the Mining Indaba last week, new versions of the Online Repository portals were presented by the Governments of Ghana, Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Online Repository portals publish the entire mining license registry, owner details and payments data directly from the mining cadastre system. The new Online Repository portal design is refining a standard set and developed by Sierra Leone, who launched the first Online Repository in 2012. The portals automatically publish data directly from the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS), which is now in use by mining authorities in nine countries. The portals publish […]
On 19 October 2017, the National Minerals Agency (NMA) in Freetown, Sierra Leone launched the new version of the Government of Sierra Leone Online repository by holding a one-day workshop. The workshop brought together participants from different stakeholders, Civil Society Organizations, Media, and some key players in the mining sector. The new online repository was built from the scratch by the Revenue Development Foundation (RDF), after years of engineering work and contrastive feedback from different users. The new version comes with the latest web technology, making the portal accessible from any device, browser and comes with an improved user experience. […]