LRA Vows To Partner With MCC
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has promised to partner with the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) through its Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee to empower young people in order to initiate a door-to-door campaign encouraging tax payers to pay their taxes.
The declaration was made by Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweh in consultation with LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba at the official launch of the Mobile Money Tax payment organized by LRA.
Minister Tweh believes that with Mayor Koijee and LRA partnering to recruit potential young people for tax collection purposes, the LRA can achieve its goal of generating lawful revenue to positively impact the country’s economic growth and development.
Meanwhile, President George Weah, launching the Mobile Money Tax Payment Thursday, said the initiative will transform revenue administration by effectively utilizing information and Communication Technology.
President Weah cautioned the LRA to see negotiation as a surest way of encouraging tax payers to pay their taxes.
The Liberian head of state said tax payment is beneficiary to the state and its people owing to the fact that tax payment is a major source of revenue generation for Liberia’s struggling economy.
President Weah further noted that tax payment leads to rapid growth and development and has called on everyone residing in the country to see the payment of taxes as an obligation to the state. He wants everyone take the payment of taxes seriously.
President Weah was the first to pay his taxes using the Mobile Money Tax Payment, something which demonstrates his willingness to support and promote the initiative, which is first of its kind in Liberia.