Director-General of the Cross River Geographical Information Agency, CRGIA, Kenneth Oshaka, has exclusively informed www.calitown.com that before the 2014 Calabar Christmas Carnival, his agency hopes to deliver Geographical Information System, GIS, maps of the state to help tourists effortlessly find their way around the state, show them tourist areas in the state and help them have a lasting tourist experience in the state. The GIS maps which his Agency is currently doing, he says, will deliver something that is obtainable in the best tourist sites in the world and take away the challenge of locating places that most visitors to the state often encounter.
On the greatest challenge facing the Agency, Oshaka further informed that, stable electricity supply to help his Agency put to optimal use the sophisticated equipment at her disposal, was a major challenge he hopes can be taken away if the on-going privatization of the power sector sees the light of day. “For us to make sense, there must be working access to our network, the information we have gathered, our data base and so on, without complain. Right now those hitches people experience are tied to poor power supply. We are spending heavily on diesel and it is not good for any business”, he submitted.
Asked to explain why the CRGIA has not opened her offices in the LGAs, Oshaka replied that, “the aim is to start with the capital city, then the urban areas. As we begin to spread out, we are going to have head desks or offices in each of the local government areas to further deliver on our mandate”.
The CRGIA was set up by government to carry out systematic land titling and registration. It is presently collaborating with the GEMS 3 Project, a foreign funded aid group in her effort to deliver on her mandate.
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