Government Seeks Dual Citizenship Ban

Chief Government Spokesperson and minister of Information and Broadcasting Kennedy Sakeni has maintained that government is not comfortable with the existence of the Dual Citizenship clause in the Zambian constitution and wants it dropped grounds of patriotism.

But delegates at the Luapula Province Constitution Convention have moved on to adopt the dual citizenship clause be rejected.

Sakeni argued that Zambians must not develop the interest of becoming citizens of other countries but should instead be proud of their own nation.

He questioned the morality of Zambians wishing to become citizens of foreign countries.

And Labour Deputy Minister Ronald Chitotela slammed the decision by the delegates saying Zambians should maintain single citizenship adding that if one was in another country, they should abandon the citizenship of that country at a time they feel like returning to Zambia.

Meanwhile, other delegates who were in support of the clause maintained that dual citizenship would benefit a lot of Zambians.

One of the delegates in favour of the clause, Albert Kaonga argued that Zambians are already benefiting from the citizens who are abroad through the help they render to institutions such as orphanages.

Source: ZANIS

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One Comment

  1. Docas Babbi Svensson
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Just want to say dual citizenship will benefit zambians. Just look around you, all countries which are developed have dual citizenship, why should zambians always be backwards. There are many beneficial purposes to have dual citizenship which i can not just mention in this mail. So please let this go through, it will benefit us zambians more than you think you who is arguing because of ignorance.