LRA Commissioner General Blasts “Tax Evaders”

first_imgMr. Nah: “We did not come to dismiss anyone from job, but to encourage everyone performs to the best.”The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thomas Doe Nah, has described tax evaders as “corrupt people,” whose actions are negatively impacting development.Mr. Nah spoke recently at an integrity award program organized by the Accountability Lab-Liberia. He emphasized that Liberians yearn for development, and want infrastructures to be erected in a day, but they have reneged on paying their real estate taxes that should bring to pass those things desired for development in present day Liberia.“We go to places in Europe, America, and other African countries, and see infrastructures.  Those infrastructures came from taxpayers’ money,” he said.Mr. Nah added, “tax compromise is not acceptable in many countries as done in the country, because Liberians like to evade tax payment. This is an act of corruption.”He then stressed that there was no need Liberians beg other countries, including the great United States, for aid, “because the money European Union, and the United States send [to Liberia] come from taxpayers.”He said if Liberians were honest to pay their taxes, there would be no need to beg others for almost everything, including the staple diet.Mr. Nah also attributed Liberia’s retrogression to “integrity” problem; which according to him, is dragging the country backward.He said many Liberians want job, but they shun those processes that lead to getting the job.“It is unfortunate that people will want job, but are not able to sit a test to prove their abilities for the job, but to rather rely on ‘who knows you’ to beat the system,” he said.He noted that some Liberians have their agenda without regard for ethics and integrity, which he said leads them to arbitrarily sack people in a workplace, and replace them with people of interest to them.Mr. Nah said while taking over at the LRA, suspicion grew that he was going to sack people from their jobs to replace them with either relatives or close associates, but he dispelled that notion by not going in that direction.“A person can only be taken out of his/her position if that person does not do the job or commits an act that is against the policy of the entity.  I did not come to take anyone from job just because I am the boss,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Seems like he’s been here 10 years’ – Pochettino full of praise for Spurs ace

first_img Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 1 Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s attacking duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli after the pair inspired Spurs to a 3-0 win against Norwich.Kane scored twice in the first half at White Hart Lane as the striker took his 2015 tally to 27 league goals, breaking Teddy Sheringham’s club record. Tom Carroll added a third late on.Alli was instrumental in both Kane’s goals, sliding in a clever pass which led to the opener from the penalty spot before setting his team-mate up for a second on the counter-attack.The midfielder came off to a standing ovation in the second half as Tottenham moved to within six points of leaders Leicester and three in front of Man United in the race for a top four place.“It’s fantastic the way Harry works, his character and personality,” Pochettino said.“He deserves all the praise and I am very pleased for him but I am very pleased for all the team because we work hard every day and then when we show it on the pitch it’s fantastic for them.”On Alli, Pochettino added: “He has shown his talent, character and personality on the pitch very quickly.“He has been with us only six months but it seems like he has been here 10 years, the way he plays.”The only concern for Spurs surrounds the fitness of Mousa Dembele after the Belgian took a knock to his ankle and is now struggling to be available for Monday’s game at Watford.Dembele sat out the defeat to Newcastle two weeks ago with a similar problem and Pochettino admitted the midfielder would have to be assessed.“It’s a knock on the same ankle but we hope it’s not a big issue,” he said.“We’ll assess tomorrow and see if he is ready for Monday.”last_img read more