The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) issued a public advisory today, notifying citizens that its borders in the Kgalagadi Region are temporarily out of service.
The disruption is attributed to the unavailability of connectivity, impacting the seamless operation of border services.
BURS is actively collaborating with its partners, namely BTC (Botswana Telecommunications Corporation) and BOFINET (Botswana Fibre Networks), to address the connectivity issue swiftly.
The revenue service acknowledges the inconvenience this may cause to the public and assures that every effort is being made to resolve the situation promptly.
“BURS would like to inform the public that its borders in the Kgalagadi Region are out of service.
This is due to unavailability of connectivity.
We are working with our partners (BTC/BOFINET) to resolve the issue.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.” BURS wrote.
The mandate of the BURS is to perform tax assessment and collection functions on behalf of the Government and to take appropriate measures to counteract tax evasion on the one hand, and to improve taxpayer service to a much higher level on the other. In fulfilment of its mandate the BURS Act has empowered the BURS to:
- Administer and enforce the revenue laws;
- Promote compliance with the revenue laws;
- Take such measures as may be required to improve service given to taxpayers with view to improving efficiency and maximizing revenue collection;
- Take such measures such as may be required to counteract tax fraud and other forms of tax evasion;
- Advise the Minister on matters relating to the administration and collection of tax;
- and Perform such other functions in relation to tax as the Minister may direct.