Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), is this Easter Holidays hosting its counterparts in the region for the Southern African Inter-Revenue Authority Games (SAIRAG) at the University of Botswana stadium.

The games which started in 2013 between SADC revenue authorities, are alternately held in participating countries every year.

When delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the games on Friday, BURS Acting Commissioner General, Segolo Lekau noted the importance of such games as he said they allow tax authorities to share ideas and experiences of the respective countries in relation to tax issues.

Lekau said the games have become part of their identity as revenue authorities, adding that they also enhance team work and hard work.

The BURS Commissioner General also underscored the importance of the work that tax revenue officials perform as they collect revenue which contributes to the development of their countries.

This year, there are five participating countries, being the host Botswana, e-Swatini, Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia.

Zimbabwe is said to have pulled out due to having suffered devastating effects of cyclone Idai last month.

Teams are participating in different codes such as athletics, as well as outdoor and indoor games.

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