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On Friday afternoon in an annual general meeting of the Eswatini Conference of Churches 2019 at the George Hotel in Manzini, the Minister for Home Affairs Her Royal Highness Princess Lindiwe told religion leaders that supervision of religious bodies is a key portfolio responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Minister for Home Affairs HRH Princess Lindiwe address members of the Conference of Churches at the Gerge Hotel in Manzini

The Minister said that His Majesty’s government will ensure that it finalise legislation on the effective oversight and supervision of Churches and Non-Governmental Organisations. The legislation will help bring clear structure, accountability and effectiveness in the development of religious affairs and charitable activities in the kingdom. Princess Lindiwe called upon churches to affiliate with recognized Christian bodies such as Eswatini Conference of Churches, the League of Churches and the Council of Swaziland Churches. “It is imperative for one to account and affiliate with the already mentored structures” she said.

Additionally the Minister maintained that the Conference of Churches should be be pro-active and start reviewing its own oversight framework. This may include but not limited to areas such as the registration and accreditation of member churches and Pastors, financial accountability, leadership ethics and code of practice and proper resolution of disputes.

In closing Princess Lundiwe encouraged all Churches within the Kingdom of Eswatini to register and comply with the laws of the land. Furthermore, she asked Christians to continue praying for the country. “May I exhort the body of Christ to please continue to pray for the peace and prosperity of the nation as well as the success of the Strategic Roadmap for 2019-2023 that was launched on Monday by His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.

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On Wednesday evening in a gift presentation ceremony held at Lozitha Royal Palace, His Majesty King Mswati III expressed his appreciation for cooperation between the Ministry of Home Affairs, Resource Mobilisation Committee, and other government ministries for staging a successful event. The King said the projected expenditure for the 51st birthday was E22 Million however, through cooperation between stakeholders the Resource Mobilisation Committee saved the country E8.6 million.

In the same occation, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ntombi Tfwala said she could not be left behind when the nation presents gifts to the King and presented a lounge room suit made of gold. The present was accompanied by a smart golden microphone presented by emazinyane. In her speech the Indlovukazi thanked the nation for good heart. She appreciated the gifts saying “We know of the country’s economic situation but still Emaswati contributed to make the day a success, and the gifts were almost the same as the prvious year”. She said this gifts will surely multiply next year.

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launge suit presented to His Majesty King Mswati III on His 51st Birthday

While hundreds of Emaswati came to shower His Majesty with variety of gifts such as more than 160 cows, fruits and vegetables and cash. The chairman of the Resource Mobilisation Committee Dr Phil Mnisi presented a donations of both in cash and in kind worth E6.8million. While the sugar industry was the largest contributors – it contributed 1.3 million emalangeni, MTN Esatini 500 000.00, Royal Swazi Spa 364 000-00. the least was a lad who presented the King with E50.00.

In his speech the King and Ingwenyama expressed his appreciation for the gifts though the country’s economy is ailing and urged Emaswati not to stop the culture of giving. His Majesty concluded by requesting all Emaswati to support the 'End Malaria Fund' that will be launched later this month. The Kingdom of Eswatini has been asked by African states to push an agenda of mobilising suplementary resources to eliminate and support ongoing surveillance of malaria to prevent reintroduction.

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Wednesday 15 May 2019 is a day to present gifts for His Majesty King Mswati III 51st birthday celebration, presentation to be held at Lozitha Royal Palace, 1400hrs. The announcement is made by the Minister for Home Affairs HRH Princess Lindiwe in a press briefing  today at the Ministry's headquarters in Mbabane. The  briefing follows an earlier announcement that postponed the event until further notice. 

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

the King and Ingwenyama of the Kindom of Eswatini cutting 51st Birthday cake

His Majesty King Mswati III turned 51 years old on the 19th of April 2019. However, birthday celebration was on the 26th May 2019 at Ebuhleni Royal Residence to pave way for National Easter Prayers. 

Minister Princess Lindiwe called apone Emaswati and business community to come in numbers for the presentation ceremony.

 Her Majesty the Indlovukazi, the entire Royal household, Cabinet, Indiginious Leaders and Business Community and Emaswati are  expected to grace the event.

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Mlandvo A. Dlamini
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Ministry of Home Affairs
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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to hold a multi-stakeholder meeting on Statelessness in the Kingdom of Eswatini, on the 21st -23rd May 2019. The purpose of the multi-stakeholder meeting is to create a common understanding of statelessness situation in the Kingdom more especially with regard to its prevalence, causes and consequences and will serve as a forum to develop a national strategy to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.

Millions of people around the world do not have a nationality, some are unable to prove their nationality, and are therefore stateless. Several thousand in Southern Africa find themselves at risk of statelessness. According to UNHCR records, there are approximately 12 million stateless people worldwide, with over 1,021,418 persons stateless in Africa alone — though the actual number is likely to be far higher. There are also indicators of risk and prevalence of statelessness in the Kingdom of Eswatini. A person may find themselves stateless as a result of discrimination based on ethnicity, religion or gender, the transfer of territory between existing states, or conflicting nationality laws.

In 2014, UNHCR launched a Global campaign to eradicate statelessness. In 2016, the SADC parliamentary Forum acknowledged the importance of statelessness and called upon national parliaments and Member States to take concrete actions to end statelessness, including promulgating nationality laws and making policy reform.

To tackle the issue of statelessness across Africa, the Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signed the political will to address the problem in the Abidjan Declaration 2017. 

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On Friday, a rousing sendoff was accorded to interns from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology on completing 3 months internship programme on various fields, providing a fitting find to their remarkable stay at the Ministry of Home Affairs. The event mirrored on the Memorandum of Understanding between the university and the Ministry of Home Affairs demostrating cooperation of the institutions. .

The principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr Antony Masilela says “the Ministry is happy with the MOU signed with Limkokwing University in that now students come to practice and be equipped not only with technical skills but also with customer care skills”. He advised students to embrace all the skills learned in the institution and try by all means to give exceptional service to the public because ‘Lokwentako utentela wena’.

The student representative Miss Thandeka thanked the Ministry for allowing them an opportunity to be part of the great team though it was not an easy journey but through dedication and team work it was worth it. She says “ with the knowledge that we have gained in the Ministry of Home Affairs, we are keen to go out there and be the best without losing focus but enhance His Majesty’s Vision 2022 of first world status.

Joined by their Lectures, Heads of Department who acted as their mentors and guides, the event was a sendoff to reflect on the students learning, contribution and friendship made while serving in the internship programme.

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