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.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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