MONROVIA – Accountability Lab Liberia takes great pride in congratulating its 2018 national integrity icon, Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, on being nominated and confirmed as the fourth Commissioner General for the Liberia Revenue Authority (the LRA).
President Joseph Nyumah Boakai nominated Icon James Dorbor Jallah to lead the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), an institution tasked with managing and upholding revenue laws to assess, collect, audit, and account for all national revenues, as well as enable lawful international trade and customs border management and enforcement. His appointment was made on Wednesday, 24th January, and a week later (Friday, 1st February 2024), he was confirmed by the Liberian Senate.
According to Mr. W. Lawrence Yealue, II, Country Director of Accountability Lab Liberia, the appointment of Icon Jallah indicates his committed hard work, integrity, and accountability demonstrated in previous positions he has served.
He continued by saying that the appointment is laudable and a bright example for all hardworking Civil Servants who are ambitious to advance their career through their exemplified work in the public sector. It is also a boost for the Accountability Lab Integrity Icons campaign worldwide and here in Liberia, which since 2015 has worked incredibly hard to shine the spotlight on active citizens working incredibly hard in the public sector and contributing to the growth and development of Liberia, despite the many challenges related to ‘doing the right thing’ in this country.
Therefore, Mr. Yealue calls on all young Liberians currently serving and those being called to serve in the public sector to abandon the idea of trying to enrich themselves overnight and work with integrity toward building a just and better Liberia for all.
Icon James Dorbor Jallah is an astute public servant but has also worked in the private sector as the Carter Center’s national representative in Liberia before being appointed to the LRA. In this role, he managed and arranged the organization’s activities in the country. Additionally, he was Commission General at the Public Procurement Concessions Commission (PPCC), where he was nominated and recognized as an Accountability Lab Liberia Integrity Icon. Icon James Dorbor Jallah has maintained his commitment to operating with honesty and integrity in the face of social pressure while managing the University of Liberia Testing and Evaluation Center before leading the PPCC.
Accountability Lab Liberia is optimistic that Icon Jallah will continue to serve and lead with integrity in his new position. The Lab wishes him all the best as he serves his country.