Intensiv training for Customs Officers of the Liberia Revenue Authority at ROB in Monrovia
11 September 2017
Customs Officers of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), assigned at Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Monrovia, are undergoing intensive training to fully prepare them to operate two electronic baggage scanners donated to the LRA by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The equipment will facilitate the clearance of arriving passengers at ROB, the country’s only international airport. The five-day training exercise is also sponsored by the UNDP. The modern scanning machines were expected to be ready for use by early September 2017 for travellers entering the country. LRA Commissioner for General Services, Andrew Satiah, described the initiative as a “great step forward” for the LRA in enhancing customs operations. The Commissioner also expressed the LRA’s gratitude to the UNDP for the support given the authority since its inception in 2014. For her part, UNDP’s Project Manager, Rose Karimi Muchiri, said that the training was being done “in line with international standards”. She added that successful participants would be awarded certificates and stand the chance to benefit from further training opportunities outside the country.