The National Revenue Authority (NRA)’s commissioner general, Allieu Sesay, has called on media practitioners, commissioners, directors and head of departments to work together for the smooth running of the authority to complement government’s developmental efforts.
The NRA commissioner explained his tripartite strategies in ensuring the smooth-flow of operations of the authority.
He said, “we need to forge alliance with the press…” adding that, “we now have an open door policy which is ready to answer media practitioners inquiries.”
Commissioner Sesay explained that the primary objective of the Authority was to increase revenue for the government to meet the great expectation of the populace.
This, he noted, “would be done through auditing of taxpayers and enforcement of revenue codes.”
Commissioner Sesay said to change the mindset about the authority, staff members were going to declare their assets, maintained the oath of secrecy and code of conduct and professional ethics.
Speaking on staff motivation, the commissioner explained that “the authority is going to undertake a human resources and skills inventory; right-sizing the authority; create an appraisal system in authority that will lead to reward not based merely on academic degrees, but value added to the Authority through performance”.
He also noted that there was going to be a continual dialogue among staff; interdisciplinary approach to be strengthened.
The commissioner also pointed out that the authority would institute training policy that insisted on continual training for all staff to develop knowledge and talent, and build more capacity to asses and collect taxes.
He also stated that the recruitment policy would stimulate what he described as ‘affirmative