|Tanzania's Commissioner-General for Immigration, Dr Anna Makakala. The department says it is tightening the screw on immigration procedures to protect Tanzanians from abuse by employers.|
According to the reports that had gone viral on social media, citizens were required to report to the Dar es Salaam-based embassies of the country they were migrating to to secure the permit and submit a work contract for signing.
Further, the reports alleged that a Tanzanian working outside the country was required to report to the Ministry of Home Affairs upon arrival for clearance and to get a letter from the police for a Tsh100,000 ($44) fee for a permit from the Employment Services Agency.
But the Immigration department spokesman Ally Mtanda, in a statement on Monday, refuted the reports.
“These are just rumours spread by a person or group of people with their own intention,” Mr Mtanda said.
He said the government was only restricting Tanzanians seeking employment as unskilled workers abroad.