By Tabora Bojang
The Gambia Revenue Authority has recognised and awarded top GSM company Africell as the biggest and best tax compliant business in the country for the year 2017.
This prestigious award was conferred on Africell at a ceremony presided over by vice president Ousainu Darbo at the Paradise Suites hotel. It was the 3rd edition staged by GRA to recognise companies who respected their tax obligations to standard. Africell’s award is recognition of the company’s judicious payment and general commitment for tax compliance for the year under review.
Ebrima Barry, head of human resources at Africell, who happily received the award on behalf of the company from the vice president, said the recognition symbolises the general commitment of Africell as the biggest taxpayer in the country promising that the company will not shy away from fulfilling its social corporate responsibilities and at the same time respect its tax obligations.
He said the most difficult thing for a business is to pay correct taxes. “So if we are recognised as the highest taxpayer we cannot ask for more”, Barry said.
Mr Hussein Diab, director of operations at Africell said the award solidifies without doubt Africell’s contribution to the economy of The Gambia as the largest operator with over 1.6 million subscribers.
He further revealed that the company will further endeavour to introduce more exciting and rewarding experiences in boosting the country’s economy.
The Commissioner General of GRA Yankuba Darboe commended Africell and encouraged other organisations to emulate their footsteps in fulfilling tax obligations towards the resuscitation of the Gambian economy.
Africell launched its operation in The Gambia in 2001 with a mission of making telecommunication accessible to every Gambian at the most affordable rates and has since then positioned itself as the largest operator and have been selected as the service provider of the year for the last six years.