Source: The Guardian / IPPMedia (Dar es Salaam)
PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has defended stringent processes for acquiring national identity cards for residents of regions bordering neighbouring countries as some residents complain of being treated as foreigners.
Speaking in Kigoma yesterday, the premier said strict processes in border regions are necessary due to reality, that some foreigners may seize national IDs to land Tanzanian citizenship irregularly.
He said there was no need to worry for genuine applicants since all Tanzanian citizens will get the IDs after proving to relevant authorities that they are indeed Tanzanian as required.
This intervention comes after residents of regions bordering neighbouring countries complained that they were being taken through rigorous interviews by authorities and yet they were not being issued with the documents.