She had gone back to the river for her bar of soap... - Tete, Mozambique
Jornal Domingo (File photo) / Cira Fernandes, Senami spokeswoman
The National Migration Service (SENAMI) is intensifying its supervision of the country’s commercial establishments in order to identify and repatriate foreign citizens working in Mozambique illegally.
In the last two weeks alone, 64 inspections were carried out. Of the 734 foreign citizens questioned, 145 were found to be in Mozambique illegally.
Commercial establishments are known to be sources of employment for illegal immigrants who arrive in the country, hence the SENAMI focus. During the period in question, Tete and Maputo city posted the highest number of offenses.
SENAMI spokesperson Cira Fernandes highlighted overstaying the terms of work permits, illegal stay in the national territory, clandestine migration and failure to notify change of domicile as particular problems.
The source noted that Chinese, Portuguese and Nigerians exhibit most DIRE expiration transgressions, and said that SENAMI applied and collected the appropriate fines and deported those concerned.
“In this context, SENAMI draws the attention of all foreign citizens residing in Mozambique to the need to observe the validity periods of the DIRE. If in doubt about the requirements for renewal and the respective fees, please go to the SENAMI service desk at the level of the provincial directorates for further clarification. All those found in an illegal situation will be dealt with according to the law,” Fernandes warned.Source: Notícias