Tanzania: Respect Country’s Laws, Mwinyi Tells 3,319 New Tanzanians

Published: 6/Sep/2023
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

By Masato Masato

Zanzibar — ZANZIBAR: TANZANIA on Tuesday granted national citizenship to over 3,300 immobile migrants, reminding them to abide by the country’s rules and regulations.

Zanzibar President Dr Hussein Mwinyi, presiding over a brief certificate issuance ceremony at Vuga-based State House said, “…for sure you have the obligation to sustain your obedience to the laws and refrain from crimes.”

He challenged the 3,319 new Tanzanians, some of whom were born in the country before independence, to cooperate with all Tanzanians in protecting and sustaining the country’s peace and tranquility for the benefit of present and future generations.


Immigration Department Commissioner General Dr Anna Makakala said the department has introduced an electronic system for “secure printing of certificates for these citizens to keep their records.”

She said there are still people who live in the country without official identity, calling for all foreigners to report to the department for registration and identification.

Yesterday’s certificate recipients include 676 men, 768 women and 1,675 children from Mozambique (3,116 people); Comoros (147); Burundi (five); and Rwanda (one).

Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Statelessness
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2023