Finance Minister Lauds LRA

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Min. Tweah with LRA's officials during the visit

…For revenue collection, assures Pres. Weah’s support

The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel D. Tweah on June 15 visited the headquarters of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), assuring the entity of President George Weah’s full commitment in support of the collection of lawful revenue to fund government’s “Pro-poor Agenda,” a release has said.

LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba welcomed and briefed Minister Tweah about achievements, challenges and prospects of the government’s revenue collecting machinery.

According to the release, Madam Tamba, along with her two deputies, later led Minister Tweah on a guided tour of the LRA headquarters during which time Minister Tweah entered every office and interacted with the employees, thanking them for their services to country.

“I just stopped by to say thank you and informed you that the President appreciates the work you do here every day,” Tweah noted as he thanked each of the employees.

Tweah informed the staffs that President Weah stands behind the LRA management, to do more in collecting the lawful revenue needed to develop the country.

He expressed delight over the LRA Real Estate Community Partnership Project, indicating that the government will commit resources to support the initiative, which encourages tax payment and also provides employment opportunities, especially for the young people.

“We will put some money behind this project,” Tweah assured the LRA authorities on behalf of the government.

While visiting the Real Estate Tax Division, Minister Tweah underscored the need for citizens to pay their real property taxes, and said: “Everyone must pay their taxes, and on time.”

He then urged employees to keep working harder and with commitment, because that is the only way revenue can be collected, to ensure that the government succeeds in meeting its development agenda.

Madam Tamba has meanwhile lauded Minister Tweah for the visit, pledging the LRA’s commitment in meeting its side of the bargain, to effectively collect the needed revenue to facilitate the realization of the government’s “Pro-poor Agenda.”

LRA’s Deputy Commissioner General for Technical Affairs Decontee T. King-Sackie, Deputy Commissioner General for Administrative Affairs Oliver N. Rogers and Customs Commissioner Saa Saamoi were also part of the guided tour.

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