The executive chairman of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Congo, Florent Michel Okoko, presented the SYSCORE software «system of reconciliation of revenues from the extractive industries sector» to its partners.
The presentation took place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the meeting room of the Ministry of Finance and Budget in Brazzaville in the presence of the director of the Information system department of the same Ministry, Guy Noel Londongo, the representatives of oil, forest and mining companies and tax and customs officers.
«The software is based on EITI-CONGO reconciliation mechanisms and will enable companies and various administrations to register their customs declaration by way of a computer tool instead of filling out forms as was the case in the past. From now on, declarations will be made monthly and not annually. They will all be stored in a data base of the Ministry of Finance and Budget. This is a time gain as regard the management of information related to the extractive industry sector. The acquisition of the software is an advantage as it gives the conciliator or the independent administrator of EITI the information previously validated by State relevant services», said Michel Okoko, EITI adviser of the Minister of Finance du Budget, honourable Calixte Nganongo
After some changes were made, among which the finalization of the user's manual, the application will be operational in July 2018. The public will only have to visit the website of the Ministry of Finance, the information system director said.
It is worth mentioning that the computerization of the State services is for protecting and ensuring transparency of public revenue.
Press department of the Ministry of Finance