Revenue Authority Seaport Manager extols WCORCB/GIZ

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) seaport manager has extolled World Customs Regional Capacity Building (WCORCB) and the Germany government through the (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Addressing participants at the closing of a five-day Time Release Study (TRS) training organised by WCORCB and supported by GIZ, Alagie K Mbye said the two institutions have been rendering support in enhancing GRA staff to become more responsive to their daily duties.

Mr. Mbye said the Time Release Study idea targets to gauge between arrival of goods and the timelines of exit at the borders to minimise time spent in the clearance processes.  

He said all the projects and capacity building training that GRA conducted in recent years could not have happened without the support from their development partners such as IMF, WB, GIZ, AFDB and WCORCB.

Representing German Embassy, Anita Martin said on the request of the Government of The Gambia, German brought support at various levels in the areas of trade to improve the framework conditions for accelerated and transparent trade.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh