Tanzania: Parents of ‘stateless’ man told to lodge appeal

Published: 12/Nov/2014
Source: The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

By Beldina Nyakeke,The Citizen Correspondent

Musoma. Parents of the man at the centre of a nationality dispute have been told to lodge an appeal with the Butiama district authorities for the matter to be heard. The parents are querying a decision by the immigration authorities in Tanzania to brand their son a prohibited immigrant (PI).

The Mara regional commissioner’s secretary Mr Alphonce Marwa confirmed yesterday that he met the parents of Mr Anudo Ochieng Anudo on Monday and advised them to report to the central authorities in Butiama where their son was reportedly born. Mr Marwa said the parents reported their predicament concerning Anudo’s citizenship and that he urged them to go to Butiama and lodge an appeal against the PI.

The officer told The Citizen that the only person who can cancel the September 1 PI was the Commissioner for Immigration. He said the Butiama district commissioner’s officer will give them the letter of appeal after due process.

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Themes: Deportations, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2014