The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) receives a brand new Toyota Hilux Pickup from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to boost the Authority’s capacity in the collection of lawful revenues.
According a press release, the vehicle will be used specifically to enhance the implementation of the country’s Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Stretegy outreach programs.
Receiving keys to the vehicle Friday at the One UN House in Sinkor, LRA Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah applauds the UNDP for the generosity, describing the donation as a ‘milestone support to the LRA’.
The donation is a domostration of a vital partnership between the two instistutions that continues to be strengthened aimed at enhancing revenue collection, he says.
CG Nah notes the donation will bring more dynamism to the work of the LRA, particularly the DRM process, saying “The vihicle has come at the right time, and I can assure you that we will use it for the purpose intended.”
The DRM is a vital link for self reliance and a major pillar for achieving the Sustaiable Development Goals (SDGs).
CG Nah meanwhile turns over keys of the vehicle to LRA Deputy Commissioner General for Adminstrative Affairs, Aaron B. Kollie for operations and maintenance.
UNDP Team Leader for Sustainable Economic Transformation, Dorsla Farcarthy, praises the UNDP’s outstanding relationship with the LRA, noting that the LRA remains one of its responsible and compliant partners.
“We have a very good and strong patnrship with the LRA and and the LRA has been one of our most responsible and compliant patners and we enjoy the relastionship,” Mr. Farcarthy says.
He reaffirms the UNDP’s commiment of support to the implementation of the DRM Stretegy and other initiatives still in the pipeline.
The UNDP has been a major financial and technical contributor towards craffting the country’s DRM, involving financial suppport to four regional dialogues, covering all 15 countries and a National Revennue symposium in 2017.
In November 2017, the UNDP commissioned two mordern scanners at the Roberts International Airport to facilate clearence of baggages of arriving passangers. Press Release