[Digital Business Africa] – At the cabinet meeting on 25 July 2019 in Yaoundé chaired by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute (Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/AFP), Cameroon’s Minister of Domains and Land Affairs, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, reviewed the digitalization of the land registry and the security of public property in Cameroon.
With regard to the digitisation of the land register, the Minister explained that the operations of spatial planning and the securing of the real property rights of economic actors are governed by Law No. 76/25 of 14 December 1976 on cadastral organisation.
It is this law that provides for the establishment of a digital cadastre, through the progressive transfer of data relating to property and parcels from analogue or paper media to computer media.
It is with this in mind that in 2010, with the support of financial partners, the Government launched the Cadastre Modernization and Business Climate Support Project (PAMOCCA). A project structured around three main levels: the establishment of the national geodetic network, the preparation of large-scale digital mapping and the production of digital cadastral maps of the municipalities.
According to Henri Eyebe Ayissi’s explanations, among the results already obtained by this program, we can mention among others the implementation of 2,974 geodetic points determined in coordinates, the digitization of 198,510 technical cadastral records.
According to the Minister, procedures are under way for the digitization of 130,000 land titles and 480,000 parcels of national and public land in the four pilot cities of Yaoundé, Douala, Garoua and Maroua.
At the end of the Minister’s presentation, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute asked the Minister to accelerate the implementation of this cadastral digitization program.
By DIGITAL Business Africa