GRA boss hails retirees for lasting legacy

Monday, July 29, 2019

The commissioner general of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yankuba Darboe has paid tribute to four employees of his institution that left on retirement.

The four retirees are: Sally Foon, senior private secretary, Awa Jallow, a cashier, Alieu Ceesay, commissioner of Customs and Kabiro Dampha, senior customs officer.

Mr. Darboe on Friday at a farewell ceremony described the four retirees as very committed, hard working, socialites who have left a profound legacy at The Gambia Revenue Authority as a result of their invaluable contribution to not only to GRA but the country at large.

He recalled that the four retirees started from scratch on the ladder, going through the mill with high respect for institutional hierarchy and contributed immensely in the transformation of GRA. He thus called for respect to hierarchy in institutions, saying that there is hierarchy even in the animal kingdom. 

He said the four retirees have been recognised and that their names will continue to linger in the history books of GRA and the country.

Mr. Darboe pointed out that the GRA staff and management are very much appreciative of the four retirees’ contribution during the course of their service at the institution, while challenging the GRA junior staff  and other civil servant personnel in the country to emulate the four for their achievements.

According to Mr. Darboe, GRA board and management are very much delighted to associate themselves with this kind of occasion where hard working people are honoured. “We stay together is far more than the time we stay with our families,” he said.

He further urged the young to respect authority and always learn from the old experienced people like those four retirees in order to also leave a legacy in future. He also urged workers particularly his staff to continue to nurture team spirit and unity.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh