NRA target to surpass revenue collection

NRA target to surpass revenue collection
The Commissioner-General of National Revenue Authority, Dr Patrcik Mugoya (2nd left), pose for a picture with President Salva Kiir Mayardit (2nd right). [Photo: Presidential Press]

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) is targeting to surpass revenue collection by 30 per cent.

On Wednesday, NRA Commissioner-General Patrick Mugoya, briefed President Salva Kiir on about their five-year Strategic Plan and Human Resources Policies that wait for approval by the national government.

The tax collector has elaborate plans to increase the non-oil revenue by all means possible.

 “If this five years strategic plan (2022-2027) is approved by the government and implemented accordingly, it will transform the NRA to the level of other National Revenue Authorities in the region and enhances the collection of non-oil revenues in the country,” Mugoya said

To do this, Mugoya argues, there is need to brood local human resources through training.

He also appealed to the president to give the authority power to hire and retain employees.

Kiir however called for transparency adding that under dealings would jeopardies the gains made so far in ahaving alternative sources of revenue to oil.

In May 2022, the governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, urged National Revenue Authority (NRA) to sensitise the population on taxation.

“Some people see tax as punishment and we have to eradicate that,” Adil stated. 

The NRA Commissioner-General said the revenue collection had increased in the fiscal year 2020-2021.

“I am happy to report as of 30th, April 2022, NRA has already surpassed its target as actual non-oil revenue collection by the end of April amounts to SSP64.4 billion,” Mugoya revealed.

The government of South Sudan set a revenue target of SSP58.2 billion pounds for the year 2021-2022.