The migration management training—‘Operation Makakala 2021’ was conducted by the Tanzania Regional Immigration Training Academy (TRITA) in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region.
Opening the training yesterday, Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Dr Stephen Kigaigai said the training would enhance the official’s skills and knowledge in dealing with immigration issues.
“We wanted the immigration and labour officers to interact and share experience on implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol provisions on free movement of persons and labour and to improve their understanding on the operationalization of EAC One Stop Borders Posts Act, 2016 and enhance their knowledge of EAC peace and security initiatives in combating transnational crimes,” he explained.
The training also sought to enhance the officers’ appreciation of the role of border management agencies in facilitating the growth of the private sector and investment promotion in addition to acquiring knowledge on detecting fraud in travel documents, and security of documents and investigations.
“The training is vital because currently there are increased incidences of human trafficking, illegal immigration, as well as migration scams. The skills would enable the officers to enhance the country’s security in collaboration with security organs,” the RC said.
Acting Commandant for TRITA, Ignatious Mgana said the institute had since 2019 trained a total of 255 high rank officials from both public and private institutions.
Mgana further added that, during the last training dubbed: ‘Operation Kazi Iendelee’ participants were taught how to manage migration matters, documentation and fraud detection.
Father Martin Mandi from the Catholic Diocese in Mbulu, Manyara Region said: “We receive many foreigners at our offices including missionaries from different nations; the skills are vital in avoiding immigration scams.