Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a surprising move, President Julius Maada Bio has appointed Jeneba Bangura as the new head of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), replacing Brima Swarray, who had been approved by Parliament less than five months ago. Bangura, the former Deputy Commissioner General, is entrusted with leading the crucial public tax collection body responsible for assessing, collecting, and accounting for tax revenue.
Madam Jeneba Bangura returns to the NRA after serving as the nation’s Minister of Finance I, a position now designated for Kadiatu Allie, pending Parliamentary approval. Bangura previously held the role of Deputy Commissioner General at the Authority from 2018 to 2023 during the last administration.
In a notable achievement, Madam Bangura was elected as the Vice Chair of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) Women in Tax Network Board in November 2023. This appointment underscores her expertise and recognition on the international stage.
President Bio’s decision to place Madam Bangura at the helm of the NRA marks a strategic move in the country’s fiscal leadership. The forthcoming Parliamentary approval of Kadiatu Allie as the new Minister of Finance I further solidifies the restructuring of key positions within the government. ZIJ/5/12/2023