LRA Adopts Professional Ethics

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Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has adopted and published a professional ethics and code of conduct policy to guide the behaviors of its staff at every level in the execution of their daily functions.
LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba stated in a press release that in a bid to achieve the mission and vision of building an efficient and effective revenue administration service consistent with regional and international revenue administration standards, each staff of the LRA must be accountable for adhering to the adopted values and ethical principles, the Revenue Code of Liberia and the Act creating the LRA.
The Commissioner General in her introductory message in the Code said it is the responsibility of each staff to read, fully understand, adhere to and sign the Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct, which shall serve as a reference and guidance for their actions.
The professional ethics and code of conduct among other things require employees to display honesty, fairness, loyalty and impartiality in the discharge of their duties, avoiding every form of temptation and collusion at the detriment of the state and taxpayers.
Employees are compelled to be law abiding, careful with public assets, behave ethically and discharge their duties and responsibilities efficiently as required by the LRA Act as well as other laws, including the Revenue Code of Liberia.
The nearly 30-page booklet explains the role and responsibilities of the Authority to its staff and the public and the role of the staff to the Authority and the public, while it also guides employees in executing their functions as it relates to treatment of colleagues, stakeholders, taxpayers, suppliers and the general public professionally.
It is a key document upon which the public is expected to measure the staff including the management of the LRA, according to the release. The LRA says a copy of the document can be found on its website, www.lra.gov.lr.

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