The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has received furniture and equipment valued over US$100,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development-Governance and Economic Management Support Project (USAID-GEMS).
The materials are intended to help facilitate, boost and protect revenue collection in the country, according to an LRA release issued Tuesday.
The furniture and equipment were donated as a part of USAID-GEMS technical support to the LRA decentralized revenue collection windows.
Madam Vicky Cooper-Enchia, Chief of Party USAID-GEMS said they are excited about the additional 11 new and renovated revenue windows, particularly the ones destined for Duala and Red light by the LRA.
The windows are intended to make payment easier for individuals and businesses, and to make them to more fully participate in Liberia’s development by paying taxes.
“USAID Gems is pleased to provide the furniture and equipment for LRA revenue windows expansion initiative and we look forward to the opening of these windows in the near future,” she asserted.
Receiving the donation at the Authority’s Headquarters in Paynesville, LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Tamba, applauded USAID-GEMS for the invaluable investment in the works of the LRA and stated that it will significantly contribute to the goal of facilitating revenue collection.
Making brief remarks, an executive of USAID, Mr. Roosevelt Tule, said USAID was “proud of the work the LRA has been doing and that is why, it continues to support the LRA through the USAID-GEMS Project”.
USAID GEMS has been working with the government for the past four years to increase performance through capacity building.
The items, which include computers, office furniture, air conditioners, and generators, are intended to support the LRA revenue-generating windows at several locations.
The include the Ministries of Commerce, Labor, Foreign Affairs, Post and Telecommunications, Health, Transport, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and the Liberia Business Registry, among others.