The Registrar General’s office is again battling a huge passport backlog of a whopping 370 000 passports after it emerged they are producing 750 passports per day. This was revealed in a statement by the Registrar General. Mr Clemence Masango who said this to Sunday News.
The Department is currently hamstrung by the shortage of essential passport production materials which is imported and requires foreign currency and it is also public knowledge that foreign currency is scarce in the country and is affecting not only the department but many other sectors in the country. At the moment we are doing 750 passports a day and these are mainly on urgent basis and also on first come first serve and we have a backlog of over 370 000 passport applications
Over the month’s passport production has been suppressed as the Registrar general’s office cited a number of reasons chief among them forex shortages.
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