GRA develops 5 years strategic plan

Friday, August 09, 2019

The senior management and board of directors at The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) last Friday converged at Senegambia Beach Hotel where they developed a five-year strategic plan, 2020 -2024.

According to GRA officials, the two days convergence also avails them the opportunity to review reports of current strategic plan 2015 to 2019.

The forum brought together more that 50 GRA staff to take part in developing the authority’s new strategic plan in the next four years.

Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe, at the opening event said the new strategy plan would be the authority’s fourth in history.

He cited that GRA has always described strategic planning as an important tool necessary to give it a sense of direction and purpose in the process of meeting its core mandate as a revenue administrative institution.

Darboe said, despite the achievements registered by the GRA in terms of the operational efficiency, organisational strength and partnerships with stakeholders, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

“Going forward business will never be the same again in terms of implementing and reporting on the strategic plan goals, objectives and activities which is seen as a major challenge in the course of implementing the existing strategic plan. At the completion of this strategic plan, all businesses of authority must be a reflection of implementing strategic plan objectives,” he directed.

The GRA boss gave assurance that his management will ensure that only strategic plan activities are provided with resources during budget execution and will make staff accountable to any strategic plan activity (s) they are expected to deliver.

“The management will also make sure that strategic plan activities are not only implemented but also adequately and properly reported.

Darboe applauded his staff for their unflinching support to management, while urging them to participate well during the five days forum.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh