Sixteen Chinese nationals arrested for working in the country without permit.

Sixteen Chinese nationals in Chipata have been nabbed by the Immigration Department for not having a work permit.

Immigration Department Spokesperson Namati Nshinka confirmed the arrest of the 16 Chinese nationals yesterday.

Mr Nshinka said the Chinese nationals who have since been released where working for a project under ZESCO, the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation.

He explained that the release follows the payment which they made for issuance of the report orders.

He said the Chinese nationals would be given work permits.

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