LRA Celebrates International Customs
The Liberia Revenue Authority will today, Friday, January 26 join 181 other World Customs Organization (WCO) member countries globally to observe International Custom Day.
The celebration will mark the 66th observance of the Day; this year’s celebration is held under the theme: “A Secure Business Environment for Economic Development.”In Monrovia, the LRA will stage a major parade and hold an indoor program at the Monrovia City Hall a, while smaller events will take place at border towns in the counties.
The parade will start BW Harris Episcopal High School on Broad Street to the Monrovia City Hallafter which prizes will be awarded to the Best Dressed Agency, Most Disciplined Parade Team and the best Parade Team
According to a dispatch issued by the LRA on January 24, 2018, the Liberia Sea Port Police, Liberia Immigration Service, Liberia National Fire Service, Liberia National Police, Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency, as well as the Ministries of State for Presidential Affairs, Commerce & Industry, and Finance & Development Planning, among others, will grace and participate in the occasion.
The LRA has also invited the business community as well as international Partners, including the EU, African Development Bank and USAID to participate in and make remarks at the event.
Meanwhile, the International Customs Day, which is held annually, recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
Discussions at the event will focus on improving collaboration among border actors and at the same time strengthening partner shipment with the business community in facilitating cross border trade and enhancing domestic resource mobilization.