Botswana commits to free movement of persons

source: Mmegi

The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Peter Siele said the government is committed and willing to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of the Free Movement of Persons within Southern Africa initiative

Siele was speaking at a Southern Africa Development Community Council of Non Governmental Organisation (SADC-NGO) free movement of persons campaign held on Tuesday in Gaborone. The campaign brought together state and non-state actors (NSA) from the SADC region. Siele said the purpose of the gathering was to open up a multi-stakeholder dialogue on how best SADC can make the movement of citizens of the region convenient and efficient. He said that the free movement of people within the region is a phenomenon that spans generations from the pre-colonial period. He said there was need for this movement to be revived because there were better people relations then. Botswana is leading by example as they have already [continue reading]


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