BURS in reality check

BURS employees not working
BURS employees not working

Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has authorised all registered customs clearing agents a free undertaking services in customs declarations that are urgent.

In a letter dated July 24, 2015 to all general managers and customs manage, the Commissioner of Customs and Excise Phodiso Valashia owns up to the fact that they were expecting delays at all of Botswana’s ports of entry as a result of the ongoing industrial action by some Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) members.

“Please note that this is a lawful industrial action and therefore, BURS is constrained from complementing the number of employees at entry points, at least until the lapse of 14 days from the commencement of the industrial action,” said Valashia.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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