Rwanda must deal with ID card fraud in an efficient manner

Published: 14/Dec/2015
Source: The East African

The continued cases of foreigners acquiring Rwandan national identity cards illegitimately has pushed the National Identity Authority (NIA) to tighten its system to nab culprits.

However, the authority’s purge on identity fraudsters has reportedly victimised even those who acquired IDs legitimately.

In particular, the national authority charged with the vital identification document is concerned about cases of foreigners who abused the system of registration by submitting false documents to acquire Rwandan citizenship.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Rwanda
Year: 2015