During the recent Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC) Weekly press conference, Mrs. Jeneba Kpaka-Bangura, the Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), disclosed that the NRA collected NLe 10.1 billion in 2023, falling approximately 4% short of the NLe 10.277 billion target set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Commissioner General attributed this shortfall to factors such as the 2023 General Election, curfew implementations, and other security issues prevalent in the country during the year. Despite the challenges, she emphasized that the NRA remains committed to its financial responsibilities.

Looking ahead, Mrs. Kpaka-Bangura shared that Parliament has set a target of NLe 14.972 billion for the NRA in 2024. The Commissioner General expressed optimism about meeting this new goal and encouraged citizens to actively contribute by using the Electronic Cash Register (ECR) to collect their Goods and Services Tax (GST) receipts.

Highlighting the significance of utilizing the ECR, Mrs. Kpaka-Bangura stated that by obtaining receipts through this electronic system, individuals play a vital role in ensuring the accuracy and transparency of the GST collection process. As the NRA charts its course for the coming year, collaboration with the public is seen as a crucial element in achieving financial targets and bolstering the nation’s economic stability.