Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019:
The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) – Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi has today been unanimously elected as vice chairman of the highest council of China’s Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), at a conference in Wuzhen, China.
The young and highly bright Tuma Jabbi who specialises in tax laws, defeated several competent tax administrators from countries around the world attending the conference, such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, and Senegal.
BRITACOM is said to be the most broadly represented tax cooperation mechanism in the world with the aim of facilitating tax administration cooperation in tax service, resolve tax disputes, enhance tax capacity building, promote sharing of experiences and best practice in tax administration.
It is also aiming to build a growth friendly tax environment among BRITACOM countries, of which Sierra Leone is a founding member.
In addition to working as the chairman of Sierra Leone’s NRA, Tuma Adama Jabbi will assist in the running of the BRITACOM secretariat based in Beijing, China; support policy formulation and supervise the training arm of BRITACOM, which is dedicated to conducting tax related training, research and technical assistance programs for member countries.
Tuma Adama Jabbi specialises in tax Laws and hold a Master of Law Degree (LLM) in corporate and business law from the University of Central England in Birmingham, as well as a certificate and diploma; a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Mr. Matturi, there goes a response to your premature statement over a week ago that president Bio is not elevating women in his administration. Do you still feel that way?
I have one simple point to make Jerome. I have always been consistent with the President on my views on giving responsibilities to women with respect to men in terms of numbers. I still stick with that. No dice. Finally, it was not the President that elected the IRON LADY as VICE CHAIR of BRITACOM. It was the executives and members of that all powerful organisation that saw our IRON LADY to be the most capable and responsible to occupy that all POWERFUL EXECUTIVE position.
What I want to see the President do, is to appoint equal numbers of LADIES and GENTLEMEN in his cabinet. 50 – 50. Then we go from there. My position has not yet changed and my statement is not premature. DISCUSS.
Another IRON LADY again in the news. This time, the chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) – Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi. Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi brings pride to Sierra Leone. Just look at that pose. MAGNIFICENT and MAJESTIC. It makes the country and myself feel COOL, I guess. I have never, ever seen men with such cool head behind a conference table before. Discuss.
When you consider in terms of numbers, the number of China’s BRITACOM participants vying for that position, is really extraordinary. Our IRON LADIES must from now on be thinking of occupying the highest office in the land of GOLD and DIAMONDS.
These IRON LADIES just keep excelling and carrying out the true REBRANDING of our country. UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT!!!