As the rate of tax defaulters reached an alarming level, the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has announced plans to take tough corrective action against companies /business that are yet to honour their tax obligations.
The Director of Finance Mr. Abdul Conteh, Acting Commissioner –General in the absence of Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara who is attending the Commonwealth Association of tax administrator (CATA) conference in Malaysia said that “tax indebtedness is a major challenge to revenue collection.”He said that while NRA was encouraging taxpayers to meet their tax obligations voluntarily, it remains ready to enforce tax law against defaulters including closure of businesses with tax arrears.
Fellow colleagues and other invitees, as we observe World Sports Journalists Day today 2nd July 2015 which also coincides with the celebration of the 91st anniversary of the International Sports Journalists Association (AIPS), let me hasten to remind you that the dreadful Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has killed hundreds of our compatriots and affected seriously the socio-economic fabrics of our society since its inception in Sierra Leone over a year now, is still far from complete eradication.
The Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau, James Dumbuya has issued stern warning to all importers and exporters of variety of food and non food products in the country to henceforth desist from certain negative and unpatriotic activities that have the potentiality to undermine and erode the values and confidence of such a viable, sensitive and productive national entity.
The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Madam Lilianne Ploumen has lead a powerful delegation of Dutch Investors and over 30 business conglomerate representing Dutch expertise with know-how in various sectors including agriculture, logistics, health etc to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
The Chinese have begun the construction of the Mamamah International Airport situated along the Freetown-Masiaka highway which will in no small way ease the current nightmare that travellers go through in crossing the sea between Targrin and the Kissy Ferry Terminal.