The Chronicle Gambia

BAC Sets to Launch Digital Tax Management System to Curb Corrupt Practice

Brikama Area Council has announced that it will launch its first-ever digital tax management system next week to maximize revenue collection and ensure transparency.

Last week, The Chronicle reported the corrupt practice that marred the collection of daily taxes and duties from vendors in the market as it is strongly claimed that the duty collectors would accept bribes from businesses who try to dodge from paying maximum charges as required.

According to the President of the Brikama Market Committee, Foday Manjang, he personally reported the menace to the Council officials, but nothing was done to stop the corrupt practice.

The spokesperson of the Council has confirmed the claim, but insisted that both officials and tax payers have been engaging in the practice.

In a press statement on Monday, BAC announced that the launch will take place on the 7th of January at a local hotel around Senegambia.

“The objective of the Digital Tax Management System is to maximize revenue collection and ensure transparency in collection.”

Lamin Sighateh, Spokesperson Brikama Area Council

“The new Digital Tax Collection System is a core product of the existing partnership between Brikama Area Council and 5C Energy (2019/2029),” the statement signed by spokesperson, Lamin Singhateh, stated.

5C Energy is a Swiss-based company duly registered in The Gambia. It specializes in digital transformation solution.

BAC believes that the company will provide capability in maintaining the necessary service for the implementation of the Digital Tax Management System.

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