Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, Commissioner General (CG) of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), has received two separate awards from university student groups for her ‘outstanding services’ to the country’s revenue sector, a release has said.
The Concerned Students Movement of Liberia in late February presented the “Most Outstanding Public Servant Award of 2017” to Mrs. Tamba, while the Liberia Mass Communications Students Union also honored her recently as “Outstanding Champion of Integrity in Public Service Delivery.”
The Award was presented to Mrs. Tamba by James D. Carter, National Chairman of the Concerned Students Movement on February 20 at the LRA Headquarters in Paynesville. Mr. Carter then commended Mrs. Tamba for her great role played in strengthening the country’s revenue sector, especially leading the initiative to legislate the Act that legally established the LRA.
The group represents students from the University of Liberia (UL), United Methodist University (UMU) and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU).
They believe that the increment in the national revenue by over 500 percent from US$88 million to over US$500 million through the rigorous enforcement of the Liberia Revenue Code shows the commitment and strong leadership of Mrs.Tamba.
“Our research shows that Mrs. Tamba has managed an LRA so well by establishing a Professional Ethics Division and Risk Management System to ensure integrity and also fight corruption, the release said.
Mrs. Tamba expressed gratitude to the student group for the recognition.