400 Batswana renounce their citizenship

Published: 12/Jul/2020
Source: Sunday Standard (Gaborone)

Since Parliament deliberations last year on dual citizenship, around 400 Batswana have so far renounced their foreign citizenship.

While government is yet to take a firm stance on whether it approves or disapproves of its citizens possessing dual citizenship, the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Permanent Secretary Molefi Keaja said the issue of dual citizenship is a sensitive matter.

He said it needs thorough consultations before the law can be amended to accommodate any more opportunities for dual citizenship. Currently the ministry is engaged in such consultations with stakeholders with a view to Amend the Act.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2020