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The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) is the merger of the Customs & Excise Department and the Central Revenue Department (Income Tax Department) now called Domestic Taxes Department, which used to be civil service institutions since independence. The GRA which was established by an Act of the National Assembly; the GRA Act 2004. The Authority was set up purposely to enhance efficiency in tax administration so as to harmonize and optimize revenue collection and encourage and improve compliance by taxpayers as well as enhance service delivery.
Since its first year of operations in 2007, the Authority has been performing exceedingly well in revenue collection. The revenues that GRA collects are used to service government operations such as payment of salaries for civil servants, contribute to debt servicing, and provide counterpart payments for development projects as well as other activities and operations of the government.
The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is a collaboration which aims to protect crops, livestock, and people from the effects of aflatoxins. By combating these toxins, PACA will contribute to improving food security, health, and trade across the African continent.
The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) was established in 2000 and became a legal entity by an Act of the National Assembly in 2005. With good intentions, NaNA was strategically placed under the Office of the Vice President to:
Remove any sectoral bias - if placed under either health or agriculture it is bound to suffer some sectoral bias, as the sectors will be concerned with only their areas paying scant attention to other components. Therefore, to give it the needed visibility that it deserves, the Agency responsible for Nutrition is placed under a higher office such as the Office of The Vice President.