‘LRA HAS NO AUTHORITY TO INCREASE TARIFF’ – SENGBEH CLARIFIES
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has refuted media reports that it has increased tariffs on some commodities and imports, leading to the hike in prices on the Liberian market.
LRA Communications Manager Kaihenneh Sengbeh said Wednesday in an interview on the ELBC Super Morning Show that the LRA has not increased any tariff, noting that the entity has no authority to change or increase tariffs as reported.
Sengbeh pointed out that the LRA “is not a lawmaking body,” and as such has “no authority to make laws or change what already exists.”
He believes that such comments coming from the public are “politically motivated.”
“The LRA has not and cannot increase any tariff as is being claimed by some talk show hosts and elements of the media,” Sengbeh emphasized.
He explained that what the LRA is actually doing is enforcing the Liberia Revenue Code and related laws for the collection of lawful revenue.
“Every tariff and tax rate that is being applied by the LRA is those passed into law by the National Legislature,” Sengbeh stressed.
He affirmed that the LRA remains unbending, committed and dedicated to collecting the lawful revenue of Liberia.