GRA awards most compliant taxpayers

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The dinner event which saw awards given to winners in different categories was attended by President Adama Barrow, the Minister of Finance, senior government officials, GRA management and staff as well as representatives of a cross-section of taxpaying entities.

The awards night is in accordance with best international practices to recognize valuable customers for their continuous compliance.

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Addressing the gathering, Gambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Yankuba Darboe said the day is set aside to emphasize the importance of tax compliance and reward the most compliant taxpayers.

“The GRA is committed to providing optimum client services to our taxpayers in order to enhance the relationship between the authority and the taxpayers and to facilitate trade and create the right environment for businesses to prosper. Our digitalization drive is premised on this objective.”

CG Darboe congratulated the awardees and challenged those who lost out to double up their efforts. He extolled the Minister of Finance, IMF, the World Bank, African Development Bank, UNCTAD, WTO, WCO, WHO, EU, ATAF, WATAF, CATA, the People’s Republic of China and all GRA’s stakeholders such as the Ministry of Trade, GIEPA, PURA, GPA, CBG, Accountant General’s Office and Gamtel.

Awardees

Africell won the Large Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Jakishan Thakwani T/A Power Tech Electricals – Medium Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Muhammed Hanif – Small Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Muhamadou Sowe – Informal Sector Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Qcell Ltd – GSM Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Ecobank Gambia Ltd – Bank of the Year 2021, Takaful Gambia Ltd – Insurance Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Yonna Foreign Exchange Bureau Ltd – Foreign Exchange Bureau Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Reliance Financial Services Ltd – Micro Finance Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Senegambia Beach Hotel – Hotel of the Year 2021, Shyben A Madi & Sons Ltd –  Importer of the Year 2021, Gambia Milling Corporation Ltd – Manufacturing Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Radville Farms Ltd – Agro Industry Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Jah Oil Ltd – Oil Marketing Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Malak Chemist Pharmaacy Company Ltd – Health Care Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Swami India International Ltd – Construction Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Unique Solutions Company Ltd – ICT Taxpayer of the Year 2021, West Coast Radio – Media House Taxpayer of the Year 2021, K Chellarams and Sons – Supermarket of the Year 2021, Accord Associates – Audit/Accounting Firm of the Year 2021, Alfred Blell – Rental Income Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Medical Research Council – PAYE Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Africell Gambia Ltd – Domestic VAT Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Atlas Energy Ltd – Import VAT Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Gambia Ports Authority – Public Enterprise of the Year 2021, Bwiam General Hospital – WCR Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Yeslem Abdourahman Muhammed – NBR Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Catholic Development Office – LRR Taxpayer of the Year 2021, Bansang Hospital – CRR Taxpayer of the Year 2021 and URR Taxpayer of the Year 2021 goes to Tostan International Gambia.