Maseru – The Minister of Finance Dr. Moeketsi Majoro has inaugurated the new Lesotho Revenue Authority LRA Board of Directors in Maseru.
The Board members are Chairperson Mr. Robert Likhang, Mrs. Lindiwe Sephumulo, Mrs. Ts’ireletso Mojela, Mrs. Libako Leisanyane, Mr. Bohlale Phakoe, Mr. Chabeli Ramolise and Mr. Lefu Mokaoane.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Majoro said the Board has the responsibility to lead and oversee operations of the LRA management, to ensure it abides by the Authority’s Laws and Policies, saying he is aware of the confusion within the LRA with regard to collection of revenue, and urged the Board to join forces with the Management to resolve such issues.
He also called on the Board to strive towards promoting peace and unity among the LRA staff, following allegations that there were divisions among them, saying the Authority is known for transparency and trusted by members of the public, appealing to the Board to retain that image.
He said he took time to elect the new Board in order to ensure that the Members will have capacity to use their expertise to overcome challenges facing the LRA.
The LRA was established by Act of Parliament in 2001 and became operational in 2003, and it is principally responsible for the assessment, collection and remittance of public revenues to the government.