GRA’s commissioner of Customs retires

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The commissioner of Customs at The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Alieu Ceesay, retired last week after 39 years of active service.

GRA under the leadership of the Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe and management organised a farewell reception in honour of Mr Ceesay at their conference hall.

Mr. Ceesay joined the customs in 1980 and had served the customs department in different capacities. He was described as an anchor customs officer who has a lot of experience in the field of customs procedures and excise.

Mr. Ceesay’s track record will continue to linger in GRA’s history books. He was described as dedicated, hard working, perseverance and committed staff who served in the Authority to the best of his knowledge.

Speaking to our reporter, Rtd. Commissioner Ceesay thanked the Almighty Allah for giving him the strength and long life to serve the Authority.

He also thanked staff and management of The Gambia Revenue Authority particularly Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe for his support and encouragement. He described Commissioner General Darboe as a very supportive and kind person to work with.

According to Ceesay, during his tenure at GRA, he attended many courses both national and international that positively impacted his career at GRA.

He stated that he was able to introduce ASYCUDA-Plus, which has impacted tremendous achievement for the Authority.

GRA officials described Ceesay as a seasoned customs officer with vast knowledge on customs procedures.

They said many customs officers have learned through him, and gained knowledge from his expertise. “He is worthy of emulation for his positive track record at GRA and was also a role model and a mentor.” 

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh