Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)
By Rodgers Luhwago in Dodoma
THE Immigration department, in the 2021/2022 financial year, stepped up border security by instituting a number of measures, including installing an e-border management system and adopting e-immigration service provision system.
Speaking on passport issuing, the minister said between July 2021 and March 2022, a total of 57,206 travel documents were issued to Tanzanians compared to 54,072 documents issued during the preceding corresponding period in 2020/2021 financial year.
According to the minister, during the same period a total of 85 foreigners were granted Tanzanian citizenship compared to 52 foreigners who acquired Tanzanian citizenship in the preceding corresponding period in 2020/2021 financial year.
Those who acquired Tanzanian citizenship came from Burundi (2), Brazil (1), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (1), Guinea (1), Spain (2), India (44), Kenya (9), Lebanon (6), Pakistani (2), Rwanda (3), Somalia (2), Sudan (1), Uganda (3), France(1), England (1), Yemen (4) and Zimbabwe (2).
Meanwhile, during the same period (July 2021 and March 2022) Tanzanians who renounced Tanzanian citizenship reached 38; Australia (1), Botswana (1), China (1), India (2), Kenya (1), US (7), Namibia (2), Singapore (1), Uganda (1), England (3) and Germany (18).
During the preceding corresponding period in 2020/2021 financial year, a total of 57 Tanzanians renounced their citizenship.