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World Bank moves to resolve Edo boundary dispute

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MANAGING Director, Edo Geographic Information Service Agency, (EdoGIS),Francis Evbuomwan has disclosed that the agency will be deploying its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data in resolving inter-community boundary disputes.

He said this during a tour of the agency’s office by a delegation of the World Bank led by Ms. Edda Ivan-Smith who is the Senior Social Development Specialist, West Africa Social Development, World Bank Group,.

The agency boss said that there are plans to register every piece of property in the state, as it would enable agriculturists, industrialists residents etc to leverage on such huge data base, which will also be deployed for a pilot scheme in addressing community boundary disputes.

Ivan-Smith, on behalf of the delegation, expressed good impression with the agency’s seamless operations, as it relates to documentation of lands, management of geo-mapping as well as surveys, adding that the team was on a mission to collect relevant geographic information data on the state.

Ms. Ivan-Smith added that the World Bank is already working with Edo State on some economic transformation projects to ensure local communities; small and medium businesses including farmers are able to benefit from private sector development in terms of shared benefits.

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