Point senior reporter attends ATAF Rwanda media training

Thursday, March 07, 2019

A senior newspaper reporter with The Point Newspaper, who is also chief executive producer of Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) Maiden “Naamo” Magazine is currently in Kigali, Rwanda where he is participating in the second African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) media engagement and training.

Abdoulie Nyockeh travelled to the East African nation with Ousman Bah, Gambia Revenue Authority’s head of corporate affairs.

The training will be focusing on pertinent tax issues facing the African continent as a result of the global changes and the impact the changes have on local taxation.

Mr. Nyockeh commended the GRA management for their support to him, saying the event is organised to provide regular engagement to allow a clearer understanding of salient tax issues.

He said the training objective is to equip journalists with the requisite knowledge on how to report on tax and tax related matters to provide learning opportunities on elementary taxation aspects as requested in the pioneer engagement.

According to Mr. Nyockeh, media remains key in tax administration operation with a two-tier role of tax awareness creation among citizens. “The objectives is to enable the media put governments to task and ensure that they honour their social contracts with the citizens.”  

He commended the management of The Point Newspaper for their encouragement and support, saying the training is a rare opportunity and he will share it with colleagues on tax and tax related matters when he return.