Govt. warns traditional rulers harbouring DR Congo refugees

DR Congo refugees
Commissioner Joseph Chisakula has called on Traditional Leaders to refrain form harbouring illegal immigrants.He said since the outbreak of conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) his office has received reports that some traditional rulers in the area were harbouring Congolese refugees who are not registered.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Chisakula told a meeting of headmen from Kambwali Village that it is a crime to harbour foreigners who are not registered regardless of their status.’

He said any refugee who will chooses not to register with Government will be treated as an illegal immigrant and risks being deported as an illegal immigrant.

The DC warned that keeping unregistered foreigners may lead to the comprise of the Zambia’s Security.

Nchelenge District has since 2012 been receiving Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been fleeing fighting between the mai mai and government forces.