The head of the newly-created Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has debunked latest media reports that the entity is ill performing and that millions of United States dollars collected in revenue have been unaccounted for by the entity. LRA boss, Elfreda Tamba who termed the reports as total falsehood has named the newspapers that published the reports as the People, Spirit and the Nation Newspapers. “Journalism must be based on facts not falsehood, my office is always opened for any inquiry” said ElredaTamba.
Contrary to the newspapers’ report, Madam Tamba at a press conference held Thursday at the entity’s Paynesville headquarters told reporters that the LRA was established on July 1, 2014 with a $13.1 million approved budget by the National Legislature but due to the Ebola outbreak in the country all activities were disrupted.
The three newspapers also reported that Madam Tamba and other Commissioners earn huge allowances and salaries but the LRA boss says her salary and that the other commissioners were structured and approved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She added that Commissioners at the LRA earn lesser salaries as compared to other government entities, though she did not mention names.
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