CIP boss resigns

The country’s Citizenship by Investment Program has once again been thrown into the spot light as the Chief Executive Officer of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) Chisanga Chekwe has resigned.

Chekwa, a Canadian Immigration Professional who served as CEO since May of 2016 supposedly tendered his resignation in late December.

No word has been received as to the reason for his resignation.

The former senior Canadian civil servant who served for more than five years as Deputy Minister in the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade was appointed by the government as a means of reassuring the international community of the program’s transparency.

The CEO’s resignation comes on the heels of criticisms targeting the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program following a recent edition of CBS’ 60 Minutes program which labeled CIP programs in the region as not being transparent enough, and not paying enough attention to the due diligence aspects of the programs.

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