Finance Minister Tours LRA
-Lauds Revenue Collectors
-Lauds Revenue Collection, Assures Presidents Support To Strengthen Revenue Collection
Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah, on Friday, June 15, 2018visited the headquarters of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and assured the Authority of President George M. Weah’s full commitment in supporting the collection of lawful revenue to fund the government’s Pro- Poor Agenda.Earlier, LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Stewart Tamba welcomed and briefed the Minister of developments at the LRA, enumerating key achievements, challenges and prospects of the government’s revenue collecting machinery.
The CG Tamba, along with her two deputies, later led Min. Tweah on a guided tour of the LRA headquarters during which time the Minister entered every office and interacted with the employees, thanking them for their services to Liberia.
‘I just stop by to say thank you and that the President appreciates the work you do here every day for the country,” the Minister noted as he thanked employees and shook their hands in their respective offices.
Minister Tweah said, Pres. Weah ‘stands behind the LRA Management and its employees to do more in collecting the lawful revenue needed to develop Liberia.
The Minister expressed delight over LRA’s Real Estate Community Partnership Project and indicated that Government will commit resources to support the initiative which both encourages tax payment and provide employment opportunities, especially for young people. “We will put some money behind this project”, he said.
Minister Tweah, while visiting the Real Estate Tax Division, underscored the need for citizens or property owners to pay their real property taxes, saying “everyone must pay their taxes”.
In his final message, the Minister urged employees to keep working harder, which according to him was the only way revenue could be collected for the government to succeed in meeting its development agenda.
However, GC Tamba has meanwhile, lauded the Minister for the visit and pledged LRA’s commitment in meeting its side of the bargain in effectively collecting the needed revenue to facilitate the realization of the governments Pro Poor Agenda.
Deputy Commissioner General for Technical Affairs, Decontee T. King-Sackie, Deputy Commissioner General for Administrative Affairs Oliver N. Rogers, II and Customs Commissioner SaaSaamoi formed part of the guided tour.