Govt set to hike passport fees.
The Government will possibly hike passport fees in a bid to raise enough forex for import of the material used to produce passports (Daily News Reports)
This was revealed by the registrar general Clemence Masango who spoke to the media and said:
The matter (of increasing fees) is now with Treasury. They have the final say on the adjustments after we have advised them. The process is underway … If there is a change in fees or anything to do with a policy that will be properly communicated.
The RG’s remarks are coming amidst a passport crisis that has seen the passport office has a backlog of over 300K. However, Mr Masango said he is optimistic that, by March 2020 they will have cleared the passports backlog as they have increased production to 2000 a day and can work 2 shifts and bump up their production to 4000 per day.
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