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GRA Appreciates Senior Border Post Officers' Efforts

Sep 5, 2008, 6:15 AM | Article By: By Lamin B. Darboe

The management of The Gambia Revenue Authority has sent a letter of appreciation and recognition to the senior border post officer at Amdallai Customs Border Post, Momar Penda Gaye, for his impressive revenue collection. During the month of July 2008 he collected D3,015,98.89. The letter stated that this remarkable performance could not have come at a better time given the challenges of global trade being felt all over the world.

GRA management thanked Mr. Gaye and his staff and urged them to continue the trend as it serves to enable the GRA to meet its revenue targets and even exceed them. According to the letter, GRA management are keeping track of Mr. Gaye's records and find them very encouraging. The letter is signed by Mr. Madi Jobarteh the head of corporate and public affairs at GRA.

Mr. Gaye, for his part, said this great achievement was made possible during his five months at Amdallan Border Post.

It will be recalled that in 2003 when Mr. Gaye was posted to LRR as a customs preventive officer he increased the regions revenue collection from D6,000 to D10,000. In 2006 Mr. Gaye was moved to URR as CPO and also increased that regions revenue fromD329,854 to D 1,003,341 between July 2005 and July 2006. This was the first time such a large percentage gain had been seen at that post.

During his two years and seven months posting in URR he received two letters of appreciation and recognition from GRA management for his impressive revenue collection in the region.