NRA Tuma Adama Jabbi Voted Vice Chair in China

A Chip of the Old Block (Father: Dr. Bu-Buakei Jabbi )…

NRA Board Chairperson, Tuma Jabbi

On Thursday 18th April, 2019 in Wuzhen, China the Board Chairperson of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) Tuma Adama Jabbi was overwhelmingly voted Vice Chairperson of the highest Council of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism, RITACOM.
Specializing in tax laws, Tuma Jabbi who happens to represent the NRA at the BRITACOF defeated other competent tax administrations in countries like Afghanistan, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Senegal and a host of others.
The BRITACOM is the most broadly represented tax cooperation mechanism in the world and exists to facilitate tax administration corporation in tax service, resolve tax disputes, enhance tax capacity building, promote sharing of experiences and best practices in tax administration with the aim of building a growth friendly tax environment among BRITACOM countries to which Sierra Leone is a founding member.
In her new role as Vice Chair, Tuma Adama Jabbi will among other things provide assistance in the day to day 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 to member countries. As a result of this milestone, the NRA stands to benefit from various training of its staff in the organization’s institute in China and other places.
Tuma Adama Jabbi specializes in tax Laws and hold a Masters of Law Degree (LLM) in corporate and business law from the University of Central England in Birmingham and a certificate and diploma in same, a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom and a host of others.
Upon completion of her Master Degree, Ms. Jabbi worked as an Administrative Officer at the Department of Works and Pension in the United Kingdom before proceeding to Sierra Leone in 2009 to do her Bar. She was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2010.
Besides successfully managing the Law Firm, Jabbi Associates, established by her father, Dr. Bu-Buakei Jabbi, Ms. Jabbi has earned a reputation as a strong-willed, tenacious litigator, who does not flinch at the prospect of controversial, convoluted or complex legal battles, especially in a male dominated profession.
Within a very short span of practice, Ms. Jabbi built a robust corporate practice with a wide range of high profile clients that include credible institutions. Her resilience and determination to excel, coupled with her warm disposition and polite candour, has not only gained her the respect of her seniors but has also won her the admiration of her juniors who look up to her as their role model. Ms. Jabbi’s sense of discipline and dedication to her work stems from her genuine love for the legal practice and firm belief in the rule of law and access to justice.
She has actively demonstrated this passion through engaging in varying teaching exercises including conducting and participating in public lectures and seminars at various levels such as the West African Bankers’ Association (WABA) and holding a permanent lecturing position at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, where she lectures on Tax and Revenue Law, a subject which she introduced in the Department of Law to broaden the law modules offered by law students.
Ms. Jabbi has served as a Council Member of the Sierra Leone Correctional Services Council. She was also part of the sub-committee of the Council for the drafting of the Correctional Services Rules.
As a human rights activist, Ms. Jabbi has actively advocated for the reformation of the law regarding Bail and Sentencing: engaging in trainings organised by the Judicial and Legal Training Institute. Ms. Jabbi demonstrates high level of qualification and professionalism in every sphere of her life.
With integrity, steadfastness and hard work being her core values, Ms. Jabbi serves as an inspiration to all young, female Sierra Leoneans.


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