Amend Citizenship Act - MPs

Goretetse Kekgonegile PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Goretetse Kekgonegile PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Several legislators on Friday pleaded with government to amend the Citizenship Act to make the default position that one retains Botswana citizenship unless he or she specifically renounces such status.

This comes after Member of Parliament (MP) for Maun East, Goretetse Kekgonegile tabled a motion for debate in Parliament. MPs stated that the move to amend the Act was long overdue, as it denies citizens their rights.

Kekgonegile gave an example of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation definition that emphasises the rights and obligations given to an individual in a formal aerial identity.

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