Liberia President George Manneh Weah, has informed the general public that his administration will not tolerate the refusal of some Liberians to pay their taxes. Mr. Weah described taxes as the backbone of his government’s flagship development program, Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, PAPD.
Serving as Chief Launching at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) 2nd Revenue Symposium Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the Ministerial Complexin in Congo Town- Montserrado County, President Weah acknowledged the efforts of Liberians who remained tax compliant despite the Covid-19 pandemic. He asked everyone within the borders of Liberia to pay their taxes consistently.
President Weah said individuals and businesses that adopt a tax-paying attitude are true patriots and nation builders and as such much be celebrated.
The theme of the Symposium “Moving to Billions – Increased Tax Compliance for National Transformation,” is significant to all of us because it highlights our quest for increased domestic resources that is critical in the advancement of our development agenda, which seeks to transform the socio-economic status of our people”, Mr. Weah added.
He expressed delight over the fact that the LRA has taken on the challenge to increase domestic resources, guided by the Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategy approved in November of 2018.
The Liberian Leader reiterated his Government’s commitment to supporting reform efforts that make tax payment accessible and convenient.
“We will continue to support digital reforms in tax administration, as the gains made since the intrusion of COVID 19 require that we conduct tax collection with an increased commitment to efficiency and innovation,” President noted.
The Liberian Leader informed his audience that, the government is equally committed to supporting further reform efforts that will ensure continuous growth in domestic revenues to improve service delivery to citizens. He acknowledged the LRA for the commitment and hard work in ensuring that Liberia’s annual budget moves from Millions to Billions.
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