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Finance Minister tours LRA

The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah tours the headquarters of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and assures staff of President George M. Weah’s full commitment in supporting the collection of lawful revenue to fund the government’s Pro Poor Agenda.

Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba welcomes and briefs Minister Tweah of developments at the LRA, enumerating key achievements, challenges and prospects of the government’s revenue collecting machinery.

According to a press release, CG Tamba, along with her two deputies, later led the Finance boss on a guided tour of the LRA headquarters during which time he entered every office and interacted with employees, thanking them for their services to Mama Liberia.

‘I just stop by to say thank you and that the President appreciates the work you do here every day for the country,’ Tweah notes as he thanks employees, shaking their hands in their respective offices.

He says President Weah ‘stands behind the LRA Management and its employees to do more in collecting lawful revenue needed to develop the country.  He expresses delight over the LRA Real Estate Community Partnership Project and indicates government will commit resources to support the initiative which both encourages tax payment and provides employment opportunities, especially for young people, promising, “We will put some money behind this project.”

Minister Tweah, while visiting the Real Estate Tax Division, underscores the need for citizens or property owners to pay their real property taxes. In his final message, the Minister urges employees to keep working harder as that is the only way revenue can be collected for the government to succeed in meeting its development agenda.

Commissioner General Tamba meanwhile lauds the Finance Minister for the visit and pledges the LRA’s commitment in meeting its side of the bargain in effectively collecting revenue to facilitate realization of the government’s Pro Poor Agenda. Press Release

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