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Liberia: Dorbor Jallah Vows Raising Over $1 Billion in Revenue

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The Liberia Revenue Authority will generate more than a billion united States dollars in domestic tax mobilization using available Technogym and applicable laws.

LRA commissioner General Dorbor Jallah said Friday in Monrovia he will implement reforms with respect to revenue collection to booster economic growth and development.

He assured employees, taxpayers, the business community, and stakeholders with a vision of a revitalized LRA that will demonstrate professionalism, integrity, according to a statement from the tax agency.

Acknowledging the commendable efforts of LRA employees in surpassing challenges to elevate domestic revenue to US$600 million, Commissioner General Jallah set an even loftier goal of surpassing the US$1 billion milestone.

He emphasized the pivotal role of the LRA in advancing the government’s development agenda, stressing the government’s dependence on collected revenue for success.

To achieve ambitious revenue targets, Commissioner General Jallah urged staff to maintain unwavering integrity in their duties. He announced plans to enhance existing whistleblowing programs to enhance transparency and integrity within the LRA.

Commissioner General Jallah outlined his objective of securing full autonomy for the LRA within his first year, envisioning it as a strategy to bolster performance and efforts to exceed the billion-dollar revenue goal.

He emphasized that autonomy would facilitate strategic investment in technology, enabling automation and providing staff with the necessary resources to fulfill their duties effectively.

Additionally, Commissioner General Jallah called upon the business community to adhere strictly to tax and business laws, advocating for transparent compliance with payment processes and procedures.

He assured compliant businesses of smooth operations and success within the business environment.

Expressing unwavering dedication to collaboration with the business community, government officials, and the public, Commissioner General Jallah pledged to ensure the fair and transparent collection of domestic revenue crucial for Liberia’s development.

He affirmed that decisions and actions at the LRA would be guided by professionalism and the best.

interests of both the LRA and Liberia, urging employees to align their thoughts and actions accordingly.

Commissioner General Jallah’s assumption of leadership marks a new chapter for the LRA, characterized by a commitment to excellence, transparency, and progress in revenue collection for Liberia’s prosperity.

 

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