GRA returns gratitude to IMF

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The commissioner general of The Gambia Revenue Authority GRA, Yankuba Darboe, has expressed GRA’s gratitude to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) and AFRICTAC West 2 for their continued support in building the capacity of his staff.

Mr. Darboe said this is not the first time that IMF has been providing such an important training to his staff which he said is all geared towards enhancing their capacity.

He made these remarks during the opening of Induction Training of over twenty customs officers held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

The two weeks intensive training is supported by IMF, AFRICTAC West 2 Center for technical assistant of our customs reforms and modernisation efforts within the GRA Corporate Strategic Plan 2015- 2019.

According to the commissioner general, this training for GRA staff under the Customs Department is in respond to the authority’s request made to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) and AFRICTAC WEST 2 Centre for technical assistance in support of the custom reforms and modernisation efforts within the GRA Corporate Strategic Plan 2015-2019,” Darboe said.

In his official opening, Mr. Darboe stressed that this training marks the beginning of the 2nd Induction Training workshop.

According to the GRA boss, the two week’s training was designed to provide basic skills and advanced knowledge to understand custom legislations and procedures, trade facilitation, risk management, ethics and integrity, service rules, code of conduct and international customs among other things.

Mr. Darboe used the opportunity to challenge all participants at the training to take it seriously and attend it on time; make it engaging and participatory and not to be selfish to share with their colleagues who were not opportune.

He thanked the IMF AFRITAC WEST 2 Centre for the assistance and support to GRA.

For his part, Phillip Wood, regional advisor of AFRITAC WEST 2, said this is a pilot programme and; “we are supporting GRA officials to train them on Induction in other to increase their knowledge and understanding of what they are doing.”

He assured AFRITAC WEST 2’s commitment to continue supporting the Gambia Revenue Authority in delivering better services.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh
Source: Picture: GRA, Delegates (IMF) and AFRICTAC West 2