LRA Honors EU Consultant

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Mrs. Tamba (right) and Mr. Main in a warm handshake before he was certificated and gowned

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has honored and presented a certificate of appreciation to a departing EU consultant, Graham A. Main, for helping to drive the transformation and modernization of the entity, a release has said.

According to the release, an indoor program was held on May 30 at the entity’s headquarters at the ELWA Junction in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, and attended by scores of senior government officials.

Mr. Main took assignment in Liberia over two years ago under an EU long-term technical assistance to the Customs Department at the LRA, and worked to strengthen Liberia’s customs operations. He was directly involved with providing mentorship and building an effective system and supporting meaningful activities aimed at transforming and modernizing customs clearance.

During the gowning and certification ceremony, LRA Commissioner-General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, described Mr. Main as “a selfless person who was very firm” in helping the entity “build integrity and fight corruption in the customs sector.”

Mrs. Tamba praised the departing consultant for remaining steadfast in ensuring the enforcement and application of essential laws amid the challenges that came along.

“We say thank you, Mr. Main, for your immense contribution to the development of LRA’s Customs Department and the gains it continues to make,” Mrs. Tamba said.

Customs Commissioner Saa Samoi assured Mr. Main that his great contributions to the LRA’s customs development will be kept alive. He described Mr. Main as having been “very tireless in helping the LRA to achieve its goals of boosting lawful revenue collection”, and urged him to always keep Liberia in his heart.

In response, the honoree thanked the LRA for the honor and recognition, describing his stay as “a perfect project.”
Main said he was proud of his role played in the development of Liberia’s customs sector.

He praised the LRA customs officials for the cordial working relationship during the length of his stay in Liberia and at the LRA.

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