Building Permits - Online Application Soon to Begin

By Christopher Jator

The system will help reduce the burden of paper work, increases 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 report which will pave the way for the creation of One-Stop-Shop for the application, treatment and deliverance 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 belonging 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 is that it reduces work load, enhances speed and transparency in the processing of the documents. Participants appreciated the observations and analyses formulated in order to allow the structure to continue its services with data shared by all the actors involved in the setting up of the electronic system for the management of the documents.