No dual citizenship for Malawi president – Law Commission

Malawi will have dual citizenship restrictions on President,  the vice-president and top government  officials if the recommendation by the Special Law Commission on the review of the Malawi Citizenship Act will be approved.

Chairperson of the Special Law Commission on the review of Malawi Citizenship Act, Justice Rizine Mzikamanda

The restriction blacket if adopted will also include Speaker of the National Assembly, Cabinet ministers, Chief Justice, members of parliament, Attorney General, judges, Chief  Secretary to the Government.

Chairperson of the Commission Justice Renzine Mzikamanda said also to be restricted will be law enforcers, department of immigration and Malawi Defence Force.

The commission will present the report to Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs for presentation before Cabinet and a Bill be  presented to Parliament for enactment of the citizen legislation and review of Immigration and Citizenship Act.

In December 2018, Parliament approved the Dual Citizenship legislation.

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Kholowa
Kholowa
1 year ago

Magufuli sangamuthe malawi ife chomwe timadziwa mkuombela mmanja zitsiru zomwe zikutizumza mkutibela basi!

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkk koma Bwana Chimenya dont make me laugh. But I think you have got a point though its hilarious ✊✊

Rex Chimenya
Rex Chimenya
1 year ago

izi zomalimbila kuti president akhale Mmalawi ndizomwe zati kanikazi. Ife tufuna Magufuli akamaliza kwawoko abwele kuno tidzathila u citizen

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

OKAY

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago

Well researched and presented.

Biliat
Biliat
1 year ago

You dont enact a law targeting somebody. What if people in diaspora with dual citizenship want to contest as President? We want them to be barred, thats unfair.

Mwenela
Mwenela
1 year ago
Reply to  Biliat

They will not allowed. Why be governed by a foreigner or someone whose one leg is in India and the other one Malawi

Nthalire
Nthalire
1 year ago
Reply to  Biliat

We want someone committed to his/her country, and avoid the ‘i don’t care attitude’ mukuziwa muli ndi kopita.

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago
Reply to  Biliat

Amapanga renounce citizenship yakwinako then atha kupanga participate zakwathu kuno,,,,QED

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