Customs Officers of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) assigned at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County are undergoing an intensive training to fully prepare them to operate two electronic baggage scanners donated to the LRA by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
According to a press release, the equipment will facilitate clearance of arriving passengers at the country’s only international airport. The five-day training exercise is also sponsored by the UNDP. The modern electronic scanning machines are expected to be ready for use by early September.
LRA Commissioner for General Services, Andrew W. Satiah, describes the initiative as a “great step forward” for the LRA in enhancing customs operations. The Commissioner also expresses gratitude to the UNDP for the numerous supports given the LRA since its inception in 2014. He urges the trainees to focus on the training to enable them to properly operate and manage the LRA electronic scanning machines.
For her part, UNDP Project Manager, Rose Karimi Muchiri, notes that the training is being done in line with international standards. She discloses that successful participants will be awarded certificates and stand the chance to benefit from further training opportunities outside the country. Press Release