Namibia: Citizenship granted to 3 000 foreigners

Published: 12/Mar/2018
Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)

by Okeri Ngutjinazo

HOME affairs minister Frans Kapofi last week said over 3 000 foreign nationals were granted Namibian citizenship from 2010 to 2016.

Kapofi revealed this in the National Assembly last Thursday when answering questions from Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) member of parliament Agnes Limbo.

He said the decision to grant Namibian citizenship to foreign nationals who have been living in the country from 1930 to 1977 was made by Cabinet in 2003 and 2010.


Kapofi added that most of the people are from Angola, and there are administrative and legal matters which the ministry still has to address.

“The aim is to eventually eliminate a problem of stateless people living in our country,” he stated.


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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Namibia
Year: 2018