LRA Hosts 1st National Revenue Symposium Tuesday

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) will on Tuesday (July 18) Liberia’s first-ever National Revenue Symposium, to engage with taxpayers and other stakeholders. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to deliver an opening statement and also serve as a moderator at the symposium, held in Monrovia.According to an LRA press release, the pending symposium aims to: Raise awareness on the importance of Domestic Resource Mobilization; engage with stakeholders on a Domestic Resource Mobilization strategy; and gather taxpayer’s feedback on revenue administration in the country.The symposium also will bring together major stakeholders from across the country as well as representatives of international partners and multilateral bodies including the UN, World Bank, ECOWAS, African Development Bank, USAID, EU and the African Tax Administrative, among several others.In addition, the Revenue Symposium will also serve as the platform to launch the LRA’s Five-Year Corporate Strategic Plan as quick action in fostering effective tax administration for mobilizing resources domestically.The LRA and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will host the one-day National Revenue Symposium at the City Hall of Liberia under the theme “Domestic Revenue Mobilization.”According to the release, during the symposium, findings from four regional dialogues on domestic resource mobilization held last year and early 2017 will be presented to stakeholders. The National Revenue Symposium is an opportunity to hear what the people are saying about tax administration in Liberia and to put forth suggestions for the domestic resource mobilization strategy for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gas Prices Continue to Drop Locally

first_imgLocal gasoline prices came down a bit more over the weekend, dropping two cents a liter and, putting the common posted price in the city, at a dollar ten point nine cents.That’s makes a three cent drop in Fort St. John prices in the past week but, it’s still only 50 percent of last week’s decline, in the national average price.Across BC the latest check shows prices as low at 86 point nines cents a liter at a Costco outlet in Abottsford, and as high, as a dollar 26 point nine in Fort Nelson.Overseas today, Asian stock markets logged strong gains, bolstered by China massive new stimulus plan, announced over the weekend.It also jump-started oil prices again and, at last report they were up more than three dollars a barrel, to 64 dollars and 14 cents U.S.That’s also put a charge into the Canadian dollar, which is up more than a penny from Friday’s close, to 85.46 cents U-S.However, there’s still plenty of economic concern in the country and, it will top the agenda today, when Prime Minister Harper hosts his provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa.While Mr. Harper’s office is downplaying any firm action, coming from this first-ministers’ meeting, the federal finance minister suggests something may have to be done soon.Jim Flaherty says the economy has worsened considerably, even compared to a month ago and, he suggests Ottawa and the provinces may need to start putting together, an economic stimulus plan. – Advertisement –last_img read more