A five-day workshop on the bolstering on the implementation of financial regulations in the country that was held for 50 senior officials drawn from line sectors has come to a close.
The participants included officials derived from agencies’ CEOs, judges, deputy attorneys general, police department, legal fraternity and members of the tax adjudication committee of the Ministry of Finance.
The Chief justice closed the seminar Hon. Adan Haji Ali Ahmed upon the completion of the crucial course.
Present were was the Director General of the Ministry of Financial Development Mohamed Hussein Osman (Muadin), the Deputy Attorney General Syed Yusuf Abdi, the Chief of the Revenue Division of the National Police Force Osman Hashi Dahir and the chief of the training department of the judiciary, Ayan Mohamed Ibrahim.
The training mainly focused on how to bolster and strengthen the implementation of the financial regulations that have been reformed and supplemented.
The members who participated in the training exchanged their experiences related to the organizations they represented, and they benefited from important points that play a significant role in the smooth running of tax-related cases.
First of all, the Commander of the Revenue Division of the National Police Force Osman Hashi Dahir and the Deputy Public Prosecutor Syed Yusuf Abdi mentioned the importance of this training to the members who attended, and underlined the roles concerned thereof.
DG Mohamed Hussein Osman (Mu’adinka) said that the trainings offer the chances of interactions with experts on specific fields with resultant ken acquired being precious knowledge.
He noted that the recommendations collated at the training would be considered appropriately.
The Chief Justice briefed the participants on the various stages the financial regulations have undergone to their present state.
He thanked the participants and their tutorial experts who have put a lot of efforts in a very short timeframe to come out with ample analysis which addresses shortcomings hitherto palpated in the streamlining of the regulations in question.
He challenged for similar and further efforts to be directed on specialized needs for specific areas that may warrant for subjective sciences.
He urged for the members concerned to submit to the training department the areas that need more specializations, so that such training can be carried out in the regions of the country.
Initially at the start of the course, the Director General of the Ministry of Financial Development, Mohamed Hussein Osman (Mu’adinka) said that this training is part of the collaboration between government agencies as the nation is made up of a single unit that works together.
The Attorney General Abdirahman Jama Hayaan had then underlined that great progress has been made in tax cases, and he noted that in the past, many people did not understand the system of tax collection, which was the reason for cases against taxes to clog the courts.
The courts, however, have now been modernized and collaboratively blends with the tax adjudication committee of the Ministry of Finance where due complaints ought to be first directed hence streamline the sector.
On his part the CJ had emphasized on the importance of the training to the participants, and said that the Department of Justice used to work according to these rules, but now they will take advantage of the changes and additions made to the rules, and that “they will go through the process in detail, and they will also exchange their experiences with experts and trainees”.
He had then noted that tax is central to the government and the running of business activities, and underlined the fact that the judiciary is the backbone of tax enforcement.
He pointed out the judiciary is in essence very diligent and firm as far as combating tax defaults are concerned.
He had urged the participants to take advantage of the training and duly absorb their knowledge being imparted on them hence put them in cue as expected.