Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe cutting ribbon to the studio at the LRA headquarters as CG Nah and other invited officials look on
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) dedicates a production studio at its headquarters in Paynesville to promote tax messages.
According to a press release, the studio is built to produce tax messages to educate the public on tax payment.
The intent of these messages is to encourage tax compliance and boost revenue collection, Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah said during the dedication on Monday.
The Commissioner General notes that in order for revenue to increase, the LRA needs to engage the public with more tax messages that will inspire them to pay taxes.
“There is need to publicize the work we do; in fact, we need to do more to educate our people because the Act creating the LRA mandates us not only to collect revenue but to proactively educate, train and empower our staff to inform the public about tax payment,” CG Nah adds.
He thanks LRA staff for their hard work and calls for collective efforts in expanding the tax base. CG Nah challenges both the Communications Section and the Taxpayer Service Division of the LRA to make maximum use of the State-of-the-Art Studio.
He notes that the LRA is making efforts to raise the revenue beyond the usual 500m, and massive tax awareness is part of the many initiatives required to do so.
Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe describes the idea of the studio as an innovation that supports growth and development.
Minister Nagbe says the LRA plays a crucial role in the growth and development of the country, adding that an efficient tax administration will lead revenue growth and foster development.
The Minister of Information thanks the LRA for creating new measures to ease tax payment and stresses the importance of providing more tax information and awareness on these measures.
“Communications is an indispensable tool for good governance, and because of that, it is also an indispensable tool for tax collection,” says the minister.
For his part, the Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System, Ledgerhood Julius Rennie applauds the initiative by the LRA and hopes the studio will serve the rightful purposes by providing quality tax information to the Liberian people.
Mr. Rennie is optimistic the provision of adequate tax information will create a positive mindset and make citizens more responsible in meeting their tax obligations. Press Release