The Gambia has been elected a member representing the West African region in the Continental African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).
This development comes through the pragmatic and dynamic leadership of Gambia Revenue Commissioner General (GRA) Yankuba Darboe,
According to Malamin Jatta, a tax manager at Gambia Revenue Authority attached to the Kanifing office, who also serves as the ATAF correspondent, this development comes at the end of the virtual meeting during the 6th General Meeting of ATAF which will take place on 4 November 2020 was held.
Mr. Jatta described the election of Gambia to represent the West Africa region in the ATAF Council as a step in the right direction and a clear indication of the level of commitment and dedication of the leadership in the Gambia Revenue Management .
He went on to assure that Gambia, with the level of leadership at the GRA, would continue to praise and recognize the continent.
Mr. Jatta explained that the outgoing chairman of the ATAF board, Mr. Muhammed M. Nami, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) of Nigeria, chaired the virtual meeting.
After a successful meeting, new regional councilors were elected such as Central Africa – Burundi, East Africa – Rwanda, North Africa – Morocco, West Africa – The Gambia and Southern Africa – Mozambique.
Mr. Jatta, who praised the success of the virtual meeting, said that the term of office of the council will last for two years, that is from 2021-2022.
Meanwhile, the term of the executive secretary of ATAF, Mr. Logan Wort, extended by another four years.
In his concluding remarks, Logan thanked all the members and stakeholders and the Secretariat for their trust and confidence in him.
He promised to work with the new council to meet expectations.
Malamin Jatta, who represented The Gambia during the meeting, thanked the GRA Commissioner-General and Deputy Commissioner-General for their trust and confidence in him to participate in the Continental Forum.
He also expressed ATAF’s appreciation for the election of Gambia as a member of the West Africa region to the ATAF Council.
In a similar development, Mr Yankuba Darboe, commissioner general of GRA, was recently elected chairman to take over the mantle leadership of WATAF for the next two years.
These are all indications of the dedication, dedication and dedication that the GRA management has put in place to ensure effective and efficient tax system in Gambia. In his response to his appointment, Mr. Darboe assures WATA A that he will live up to expectations during his tenure.