South Sudan’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) has started consultation on developing it’s 5-year corporate strategic plan.
Africano Mande, Deputy Commissioner-General of the NRA, said they will soon start consultations to on the key corporate strategic plan that will target growing the non-oil revenue tax base.
“We have started (consultations) with Malakal, and we will be visiting the entire country as soon as possible,” he told journalists in Juba on Saturday upon his arrival from Malakal.
He said that after visiting all the 10 states and three administrative areas they will craft the corporate strategic plan,
“We were able to engage with all the stalke-holders, the ministries of finance, trade, and traders. They were able to provide their input. The second level is that after visiting the states we will call all the stake-holders back to Juba for validation,” said Mande.
Mande revealed that the NRA has been operating without strategic plan that has made it challenging for them to increase revenue targets.
“We have to improve human resources, and digitalize our system, we have leant a lots of lessons from this,” he confessed.
Mande said that their annual revenue collection is at 120 percent.
“Since we came in we increased revenue collection, we have set up digital revenue collection to avoid manual collection, if I give you a good example today we have registered more than 24,000 taxpayers within our digital system,” said Mande.
He added that the digital system is connected to all government institutions such as immigration and nationality department and the Justice ministry among others.