The Cameroonian government to begin issuance of Online application of Building Permit, to help reduce the burden of paperwork, increase speed and transparency in the processing of files.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINDHU) Ahmadou Sardaouna, was in Douala recently to review and validate the case for the creation of One-Stop-Shop for the application, treatment and delivery of building permits online.
The objective of the workshop was to enrich and validate the report on the SGAC Development Strategy. Tunisian experts working on the project to the ST2 International say the system will be ready for use at the Douala City Council in January. The importance of such an electronic management of building permits and the reduction of workload. Participants appreciated the observations and analyzes formulated in order to allow the structure to be kept in place by all the actors involved in the setting up of the electronic system for the management of the documents.
The project’s current phase opens the stage for the effective implementation of the electronic system. For this purpose, some FCFA 300,000,000 was earmarked in the Public Investment Budget of MINDHU for the current financial year. Participants contributed to the development of the project for the operationalization of urban planning, the action plan for the operationalization of procedures, the specifications of the target system, the test plan of the revised system in the Douala III, etc.
Since the 3rd session of the Cameroon Business Forum, the Prime Minister has been prescribing a clear improvement in the cost and processing time of building permits, with the recommendation that the procedures be computerized and one-stop shops set up Douala and Yaounde.
The implementation of these recommendations and the need to control the development of the Ministry of the Ministry of Planning and Development. It is within this framework that the Ministry has taken over the support of the Douala City Council in the process of computerization and dematerialization of the procedures for the issuance of urban planning.