President to Open Revenue Summit Tomorrow


President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is on Tuesday expected to deliver an opening statement and also serve as a moderator at the country’s first-ever National Revenue Symposium, under the auspices of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in Monrovia.

The LRA and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will host the one-day National Revenue Symposium at the City Hall of Liberia under the theme “Domestic Revenue Mobilization.”

During the symposium, findings from four regional dialogues on domestic resource mobilization held last year and early 2017 will be presented to stakeholder.

The National Revenue Symposium is an opportunity to hear what the people are saying about tax administration in Liberia and to put forth suggestions for the domestic resource mobilization strategy for the country.

The pending symposium aims to:

• Raise awareness on the importance of Domestic Resource Mobilization;
• Engage with stakeholders on a Domestic Resource Mobilization strategy;
• Gather Taxpayer’s feedback on revenue administration in the country
The symposium will bring together major stakeholders from across the country as well as representatives of international partners and multilateral bodies including the UN, World Bank ECOWAS, African Development Bank, USAID, EU and the African Tax Administrative, among several others.

Besides, the Revenue Symposium will also serve as the platform to launch the LRA Five-Year Corporate Strategic Plan as quick action in fostering effective tax administration for mobilizing resources domestically.