GRA Board of Directors meet Minister of Finance Seedy Keita for dialogue
The Board of Directors of Gambia Revenue Authority recently engaged in a dialogue with the Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr. Seedy Keita at his office in Banjul. The focal points of the discussion centered around the revenue performance for the current year and the new revenue target for 2024. The meeting commenced with a warm welcome from the Honorable Minister, who expressed gratitude to the Board for their presence and emphasized the importance of collaboration in achieving the government’s fiscal objectives. The Board Chairperson reciprocated the sentiment, acknowledging the significance of the occasion and the opportunity for a constructive exchange between the Board and the Ministry of Finance. During the meeting, the Board updated the Minister on the revenue performance for 2023 and the latest trends in revenue administration. Detailed discussions were held on the various reforms being spearheaded by the Board within GRA, particularly the ongoing digital transformation initiatives aimed at enhancing operational efficiency. The Board Chairperson took the opportunity to articulate some of the challenges confronting the Authority in the execution of its mandate. These challenges, ranging from operational hurdles to external factors impacting revenue collection, were discussed with a view of finding collaborative solutions. As GRA embarks on a path of digital transformation, the Board emphasized the importance of embracing cutting-edge technologies to streamline the Authority’s business processes and improve overall efficiency. The Minister expressed support for these initiatives, recognizing the pivotal role they play in modernizing revenue collection mechanisms. The Minister underscored his commitment to working hand in hand with the Board and Management of GRA to overcome some of the challenges. The collaborative spirit exhibited during this meeting reflects a shared dedication to fostering economic growth and fiscal stability through domestic revenue mobilization.