Strikers had a point, BURS boss concedes

Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) Commissioner, Ken Morris, yesterday conceded that BURS employees “had a point” when they embarked on their highly publicised strike in July.

Testifying before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises, Morris said although the industrial action was worrisome, workers had reasonable complaints.

“We have serious funding problems after taking over facilities at 30 border posts which were not in a good state and we have to repair them,” he said.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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