Jul 10, 2009, 8:48 AM
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) strategic plan (2010-2014) was recently validated at a daylong programme held at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
Speaking at the validation exercise, Commissioner General of the Gambia Revenue Authority, Mr. Momodou Kabba Tambanjang, said that the project is geared towards institutionalising adopted strategic management tools as a vehicle for encouraging effectiveness and efficiency in the public service delivery.
According to Commissioner General Tambajang, Gambia Revenue Authority was able to develop a strategic plan for 2008 –2010. This, he stated, would be reviewed during the course of the year. He described the validation exercise as laudable, as according to him, it introduces modern management techniques, improves budgetary process, encourages a more rational allocation of resources, provides capacity-building in the development and monitoring of strategic plans. All of these, he went on, would help government modernise the civil service and achieve both the Vision 2020 and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Mr. Tambajang lauded the efforts of the government and UNDP in launching the public service reform and institutional capacity development project, targeting mainly the development of strategic management tools and building capacity through training. According to him, the project has immense benefits as it provides both financial and technical resources for the review of the existing corporate plan and development of a new one for a five-year period.
Mr. Tambajang also commended the management of GRA for working closely with the Consultant and for their invaluable inputs into the preparation of the document.