By: Kebba AF Touray

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has been recognized and awarded as the second runner-up for the award category of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) taxpayer of the year 2022 by the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA). This year marks the 5th Edition of the Taxpayers Award rolled out by the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) on Saturday 4th March 2023 at a ceremony held at Kairaba Beach Hotel with its foresight to promote compliance with the country’s Revenue Laws. The award was also meant to recognize and celebrate the most compliant taxpayers towards nation-building. The GRA Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe hailed PURA for its continued efforts towards nation-building, saying that when the Regulator is compliant, there is hope for the country. 

Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe also acknowledged the efforts of the Director General of PURA describing him as ‘one of the biggest supporters of GRA’ in their revenue collection drive by ensuring compliance of GSM operators and others. That thanks to Mr. Jobe’s efforts the long-standing arrears owed to GRA and the government were settled by operators in the sectors regulated by PURA.

In receiving the award, the Director General of PURA, Mr. Yusupha M. Jobe, has expressed delight and appreciation over the recognition. He thanked the GRA for its meticulous attention and recognition as an appropriate way of encouraging public compliance for national development endeavors. Mr. Jobe stated that the recognition demonstrates that PURA is fully compliant with its tax obligation to the Gambia Government and her people. 

The President of the Republic of the Gambia Mr. Adama Barrow, presented the Certificate of Tax Compliance Award 2022, to the Director of PURA. Previously, under this award category, PURA was nominated twice. 

Source: PURA Media and Cooperate Affairs Manager