By Omar Bah
Yankuba Darboe, the Commissioner General, Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has disclosed that his office is working tirelessly to transform the biggest players in the country’s economy to digital.
The GRA boss made the disclosure while addressing fifteen Nigerian students, senior customs officers who were in The Gambia for a weeklong educational visit.
CG Darboe said the GRA has already secured funding from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and are moving towards digitalization to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
“With the advent of this new technology, GRA will move from the old modern system to digital.
The objective is to ensure effective and efficient service delivering in terms of resource mobilization and easy access to data,” he said.
He further stated that the collection of resources is done by the GRA finance department in collaboration with some of the commercial banks in The Gambia.
“This is more secure and reliable than before when our staff would have to carry huge amount of money after collections.”
CG Darboe commended his staff for their competence and hardwork over the years.
He said the GRA always employs competent and highly professional staff in right positions for effective service delivery.
“The GRA management puts more emphasis on training to improve our staff capacity.
The sky is the limit when it comes to upgrading our staff knowledge,” he added.