By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
Essa Jallow, the deputy Commission General of the Gambia Revenue Authority, has revealed that in 2020 the authority was given a target to collect D10.1 billion of revenue but it has mobilised D11.8 billon, exceeding the target by 17%.
Jallow, who is also head of domestic tax, was speaking on Friday 15 January in an interview at the GRA head office in Banjul. He added that though 2020 was not a normal year because of the coronavirus, GRA was able to meet the expectation of government in terms of revenue collection, by not only meeting the target but exceeding it by D1.7 billion which, he noted, is going to support lot of government projects and programmes.
“What we always try to do at GRA is to maximise our collection; that we are able to give government more fiscal space to address more problems for the Gambian people”, he said. Jallow thanked the GRA staff for the hard work. He urged them to continue the hardwork to exceed the 2021 target which is tagged at D12.8 billion.