Liberia: APM Terminals Presents Equipment to Liberia Revenue Authority
MONROVIA — Operators of the Free Port of Monrovia, APM Terminals Liberia has presented working tools and assets to the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to boost the Authority’s mandate in revenue mobilization. The items presented include two Toyota Hiace mini vans, two Toyota Hilux Pickups, 40 pieces of Lenovo AMD Ryzen Laptops with 20 pieces of system units and monitors, 50 pieces of Samsung Galaxy tabs together with I.T accessories as well as uniforms amounting to a total of $600,000 in asset support.
Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer of APM Terminals Liberia on behalf of the company presented these items to officials of LRA at the company’s premises on Thursday.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Authority, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority Mr Thomas Doe Nah said APM Terminals Liberia has distinguished itself as a worthy partner to the LRA and to government’s revenue mobilization agenda. He further assured that these tools and assets will be put to good use to serve its intended purpose.
“APMT has proven itself to be a trustworthy partner to our mandate as an Authority and I’m happy to receive this on behalf the LRA. We cannot wait to put it to use especially for the IT infrastructure which is needed for our digitization agenda. We are going to put this to efficient use and it is my hope that we will continue to strengthen this partnership into the future” Mr Nah said.
As a key revenue mobilization point for the economy, the Free Port of Monrovia has been a key partner to the Liberia Revenue Authority. This partnership is underlined by the Memorandum of Understanding that exist between APM Terminals Liberia and LRA.
Managing Director of APM Terminals Liberia Mr Jonathan Graham said the presentation is in furtherance of that partnership especially as both entities drive Liberia’s Port digitization agenda together with the National Port Authority.
“For us this partnership is not only about the concession agreement but a real desire to support the revenue mobilization effort of the Authority. Having the right tools to support our collective digitization agenda is critical and we hope that through this we can further deepen this partnership. We are glad to be able to do this because we know that it will ultimately go to support the economy of Liberia grow which is one of our primary goals” Mr Graham remarked in a short speech.
Witnessing the presentation were officials of the LRA and some staff of APM Terminals Liberia.
APM Terminals Liberia operates a state-of-the-art multi-purpose port in the Free Port of Monrovia. The Terminal supports more than 2,500 direct and contracted employment opportunities.
Partnerships and cooperation with key stakeholders of the economy such as the Ministries of Finance and Commerce, National Port Authority, the Liberia Revenue Authority, Union Groups, Custom Brokers are a mainstay of the company’s operation in Liberia.
These different partners have been providing either regulatory guidance or industry support to the company and have been instrumental in the new drive to improve efficiency and customer service at the Free Port of Monrovia.