The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says it stands firm in its commitment to lawfully collect revenue for the people of Liberia, prioritizing this objective despite recent distractions caused by media reports implicating senior management, notably Deputy Commissioner General for Administrative Affairs, Samuel Bennett, Jr.
In response to the suspension of Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate, James Afif Jaber, the LRA emphasizes that this action is in line with the authority's Human Resource Manual, Disciplinary Guide, and Professional Ethics Standards. Contrary to the claims made by James and his lawyer regarding the social media publication of his suspension letter, the LRA asserts that such allegation is misleading.
Regarding disciplinary measures, Section 14.3 of the LRA HRMP provides individuals like Jaber the right to appeal against penalties such as his suspension through the Commissioner General's office. However, the authority strongly condemns the act of publicizing internal matters through the media, deeming it unacceptable behavior. Administrative issues should be resolved through proper channels and not in the media.
The LRA reaffirms its unwavering focus on fulfilling its mandate to collect revenue for the country's development.