director of human resource and administration at The Gambia Revenue Authority
(GRA) Ernest A. Mendy has affirmed that motivation and retention of staff is
among the GRA’s top priorities.
He made this statement during a discussion with journalists at the official opening of a four days intensive capacity building training for senior managers of GRA, held at Senegambia Beach Hotel.
He added that GRA is doing a lot in developing its human resources, with lot of capacity building it is conducting for its staff. He, however, paid tribute to commissioner general for his vision of partnership with IMF and World Customs Organisation.
According to Mr. Mendy, GRA has taken new dimension by introducing competency base resources management approach which he said accord them the opportunity to feed the staff with the right knowledge.
GRA, he said, for couple of months now has been doing comprehensive overhaul review of their human resources situation whereby GRA ensure job description for all the staff to better know each and every one’s role and responsibility.
Mr. Mendy also lamented on the significance of capacity building which he said is a key component in any institution that wants to achieve it desired goals. GRA therefore, he said will continue to build the capacity of it staff as there is always room for improvement.
For his part , Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe commended the IMF and the World Customs organisation for their continued support toward building the capacity of his staff. He noted that capacity building will be a continuous process for his staff to ensure effective and efficiency service delivery.
He also thanked his staff for their high sense of commitment and participation during this four days training on TADAT.
Other speakers included Ensa Jallow, deputy commissioner of Demotic Tax.