Maseru – Lesotho Revenue Authority LRA is hosting a series of meetings including the World Customs Organisation East and Southern Africa WCO ESA Regional Conference in Maseru.
According to the LRA the Conference is preceded by the 24th Regional Steering Group RSG and 21st Governing Council GC meetings followed by the Southern African Development Community SADC Sub-Committee on Customs Cooperation SCCC Meeting.
The RSG commenced today and will end on Wednesday, followed by the 21st Governing Council meeting to be held between Thursday and Friday, while the final meeting is the SCCC scheduled for 28th May 2016.
LRA said the Official Opening Ceremony of the Governing Council meeting will take place in Maseru on Thursday and it will be graced by the presence of among others, Lesotho Government Ministers, the Secretary General of the WCO Mr. Kunio Mukuriya, Principal Secretaries, and the Vice Chair of the WCO ESA Region.
The Council sessions will have representation from Regional Economic Communities and International Bodies such as the African Union, SADC, Southern African Customs Union, and COMESA who will attend the meeting as observers.
The theme for the Conference is ”Digital Customs” which is also the theme for 2016 International Customs Day, aimed at promoting the digitalisation of Customs processes under the World Customs Organisation.