Commissioner General Tamba Receives Public Service, Integrity Awards

Commissioner General Tamba Receives Public Service, Integrity Awards

The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has received two separate awards from university student groups for her outstanding services to the country.

The Concerned Students Movement of Liberia in late February presented the “Most Outstanding Public Servant Award of 2017” to the Commissioner General, while the Liberia Mass Communications Students Union also recently honored the CG as ‘Outstanding Champion of Integrity in Public Service Delivery’.

Presenting the Award on February 20, 2018 at the LRA Headquarters in Paynesville, the National Chairman James D. Carter of the Concerned Students Movement commended CG Tamba for her great role played in strengthening the revenue sector of Liberia and especially leading the initiative to legislate the Act that legally established the LRA. The group represents college students for the University of Liberia, United Methodist University and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University.

The student group said the increase in the national revenue by over 500 percent from US$88m to over US$500m through the rigorous enforcement of the Liberia Revenue Code shows the commitment and strong leadership of CG Tamba. The group said its research shows that the CG has managed an LRA that has in place stringent measures to ensure integrity and fight corruption through the establishment of a Professional Ethics Division and Risk Management System, among others.

Receiving the award, Commissioner General Tamba thanked the student group for the recognition.

Meanwhile, in presenting the ‘Outstanding Champion of Integrity in Service Delivery’ award, the Leadership of the Liberia Mass Communications Students Union said the recognition of CG Tamba is a demonstration of her invaluable contributions and unflinching support towards nation building through the collection of lawful revenues for the national good.

The group’s Senior Research and Public Relations Officer, Martin Blayon, said they believe that the outstanding leadership of the Commissioner General and her selection on the United Nations Experts Committee on Taxation validate her impact and commitment to modernizing and transforming tax administration in Liberia.

The student group furthered that the School Tax Education Program (STEP) recently launched by the LRA under the leadership of CG Tamba is unprecedented and has the propensity to strengthen the culture of tax compliance and civic responsibilities amongst Liberians students. The Liberia Mass Communications Students Union represents students from three universities.

Accepting the award, Commissioner General Tamba thanked the group for the recognition and assured them of her commitment to serving with diligence and integrity for the national good.  CG Tamba said as part of the LRA outreach and awareness to enlighten students and ordinary citizens of tax laws and tax obligations, the LRA will remain technical and professional as it strives to strengthen its best services to the people of Liberia.

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