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WATAF Lauds LRA For Technical Assistance

The West Africa Tax Administrative Forum (WATAF) has expressed gratitude to the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for the provision of a technical assistance to the sub-regional body.

LRA Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah recently released two senior staff of the Authority, Messrs James Kerkulah (Commissioner of Internal Audit) and Wellington Jah (Manager for Strategic Partnership) on a two-week technical assistance mission to the WATAF Secretariat in Nigeria.

WATAF Executive Secretary requested the Technical Assistance from the LRA to help provide staff of the Authority with the capacity to develop policies, procedures and strategic documents that the WATAF Secretariat needs to effectively operate.

During their two missions (Sept 16-22 and Nov 3-18), the two LRA technical experts developed 20 policy and strategic documents including a three-year corporate strategic plan and several vital policy documents such as communication, travel, financial management, code of ethics, salary and benefits for use by WATAF.

The LRA has established itself as a professional institution over the years, engaging in best international practices in its dealings. It has documented policies and standard operating procedures for every business and administrative processes.

The officers displayed a very high sense of job expertise and commitment to the achievement of the objectives of the technical assistance mission, a letter from WATAF addressed to Commissioner General Nah noted.

“On behalf of the WATAF Chairman, I wish to express our appreciation to you and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for graciously releasing Messrs James Kerkulah and Wellington Jah on a two week technical assistance mission to the WATAF Secretariat,” read the WATAF’s letter signed by its Executive Secretary, Babatunde Oladapo

WATAF said within a relatively short period of time at hand the LRA staff were able to discharge their responsibilities very well and provided further insights in to areas for improvement in the Secretariat’s job performance.

Babatunde Oladapo hoped that such collaboration should be sustained and emulated by other WATAF member countries. The missions were fully funded by WATAF.

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