Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current practice of detaining persons with immigration offences in correctional facilities will soon end

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Home Affairs Minister Hon. Stephen Kampyongo says detaining of persons with immigration offences in correctional facilities will soon be a thing of a past once the National Migration Policy is finalized and approved by the cabinet.

Speaking when he officiated at the opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka today, Hon Kampyongo said the detention of persons with immigration offenses in correctional facilities goes against international best practices.

“I am aware that the development of the National Migration Policy has advanced. I look forward to supporting the adoption of the policy once the documents have been submitted to cabinet for approval,” Hon. Kampyongo said.

Hon. Kampyongo said the National Migration Policy will provide a well-coordinated framework that will enhance the positive contributions of migrants to national development.

“It will also provide for better integration of migration in development plans, improve data collection on migration and remittance flows, improve recruitment mechanisms, and facilitate international Labour mobility through safe and legal channels,” he said.

And Hon.Kampyongo reiterated Government’s commitment to ensuring the continued modernization of operations in the Immigration Department and commended Immigration officers for embracing new digital platforms being implemented.

“The ministry will prioritize recruitment, the procurement of water transport and will continue with the planned construction of decent housing units,” He said.

Department of Immigration Director General, Dr Denny Lungu
Department of Immigration Director General, Dr Denny Lungu

Meanwhile, Department of Immigration Director General, Dr Denny Lungu thanked the Government for the support rendered.
“For the very first time in the history of the department, all the 98 stations have motor vehicles. This gesture has boosted morale among officers,” he said.

And Dr Lungu disclosed that the draft migration policy has been finalized and will soon be presented to cabinet for approval.
“The policy once finalized will contribute to a well-managed migration which contributes to improved national security and socio-economic development,” Dr. Lungu said.

The opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka
The opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka
Immigration Officer
Immigration Officer
The opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka
The opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka
Immigration Officer
Immigration Officer

8 COMMENTS

  1. “..Speaking when he officiated at the opening of the Senior and Regional Immigration Officers’ annual conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka today,….”

    Tell kapoyongo that the money GRZ paid to that Hotel for hosting is all remitted to China………

  2. We welcome this news and am sure all upnd diasporans with questionable zambian immigration statuses will welcome this news e.g Larry mweetwa

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  3. GREAT NEWS IN DEED WELDONE
    NOW MAYBE THEY CAN CHECK ALL THE FOREIGNERS ALONG THE BORDERS THAT WERE GIVEN NRC AND MAYBE VOTERS CARDS
    THIS WILL BE A BIG BLOW IF TRUE TO THE PFF

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  4. This is all plundering to Lungu’s Chinese masters who live and loot in Zambia without any immigration paperwork. This doesn’t apply to Zambians. How can a Zambian be a foreign in his/ her place of birth? I’m coming to Zambia with my American passport and a Zambian passport and not buckteeth or any clown will stop me from entering my country that my ancestors fought for and won from the Britons. If Lungu and his crooks harass me then then better finish me off otherwise it will be a mistake to let me out. Zambia is my country and no law will bar me from entering my land or everything will be on the table. Lungu is crossing the line but let his clueless “advisors keep lying to him.

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  5. @TarinoOrange His Chinese Cockroaches are free looting without any immigration papers. He is trying to intimidate Zambians in the diaspora, nigga is a scared sick coward. He thinks Zambia is Uganda. Let him keep stretching it. He will learn soon.

  6. Good decision as we need space
    To put people who have accumulated wealth illegally to
    Take this space in these Corvid times.

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