26 January 2014

Angola: Cuando Cubango - SME Collects Over Akz 12 Million in 2013

Menongue — A total of Akz 12,6 (about Usd 126.000) were collected by the Migration and Foreigner Services (SME) in southeastern Cuando Cubango province, Angop learned Friday in Menongue.

The information is contained in a 2013 report from the institution.

According to the source, the amount resulted from passport issue fees and fines for migratory infringements by foreigners.

The source also says that the institution received 2,328 applications for passport issue and re-issue, 10,000 for cross authorisation for Angolan citizens into the republics of Namibia and Zambia.

In the year in respect, the SME recorded a total of 15,230 entries and exits across the Angolan borders and 17,020 movements of foreigners, with the posts of Katuitui and Mucusso being the most used, both bordering the Republic of Namibia.

Concerning the fluvial movement, the institution indicates a total of 43,765 entries and exists by nationals, while 27,617 foreigners travelled across the Cuando and Cubango rivers, using the border posts of Rivungo that borders Zambia and Calai (Namibia).

A total of 42 fines were passed to nationals and foreigners that included Chinese, Namibians, Portuguese, Zambians, São Tomeans, Vietnamese and Zimbabweans.

Meanwhile, the SME indicates that a total of 838 Angolan refugees have returned home. 461 came from the Mungo, Mayukuayukua and Maheba camps, in Zambia, and 377 from Osire, in a Namibia.

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