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Friday, May 20, 2022

USAID trains 50 NRA officers

By Hassan G. Koroma

In a bid to strengthen the capacity of officials at the National Revenue Authority (NRA) in revenue generation in the country, the United States Agency International Development (USAID) last Friday trained and certified fifty (50) personnel of the revenue authority on customs transit procedures in deferent areas of revenue collection.

Speaking on behalf of NRA Commissioner-General Haja Kallah Kamara at the four-day training session at Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, Commissioner of Non-Tax Department, Mrs. Thelma Conteh, thanked USAID for facilitating the training and promised that their effort and resources will not go in vain as the beneficiaries would put into practice skills and new expertise they had learned at the training.

She said the training encapsulated various areas in revenue collection, including how to track down smugglers who use remote border crossing points to evade paying taxes, which she said undermines revenue collection in the country.

She called on the trainees to put into practice what they had learned at the workshop and ensure they disseminate the good message to their colleagues who were unfortunate to participate in the training.

USAID delegate from Kenya, Madam Akinyi Gikonyo, also urged the participants to share their new expertise with other colleagues, and promised they would be ready to answer to calls from the NRA at anytime.

She said the training would further enhance the capacity of NRA in effective revenue collection.

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