Fowler emerges first Vice Chairman, UN Tax Committee of experts
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, has been elected first Vice Chairman of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.
Head of Communication and Servicom Department, FIRS Wahab Gbadamosi, disclosed this in a statement, adding that his election took place in Geneva, Switzerland, where the UN Committee of Tax Experts is holding its meeting. The committee is meeting for the first time after the appointment.
The statement also said Eric Nil Yarboi Mensah, Chairman of Ghanaian Revenue Authority (GRA), emerged the second Vice Chairman. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guteress, announced the appointment of the 25 members in a United Nations Economic and Social Council notification dated August 10, 2017.
The 25 tax experts were headhunted across the globe to sit on the committee and proffer solutions to issues on international taxation and cooperation.
Five of the 25 new entrants into the committee are Africans. They are Fowler, who is also the Chairman of African Tax Administrations Forum (ATAF); Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, Chairman of the Liberian Revenue Authority and Chairman of West African Tax Administrators Forum (WATAF); Margaret Moonga Chikuba, Chairman of the Zambian Revenue Authority.
Others are Mensah, Chairman of Ghanaian Revenue Authority and George Omondi Obell, Chairman of the Kenyan Revenue Authority.
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