Govt To Weed Out Corruption At Passport Offices – Matshiya

The Secretary for Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Melusi Matshiya says he has instructed the Registrar-General’s Office to set up a committee to vet passports applications to deal with corruption.

This follows reports that corrupt officials are demanding up to US$200.00 to process passports for desperate citizens. In an interview with The Herald, Matshiya said:

We want to eliminate corruption because where there is a scarcity, corruption can creep in. But when we have a committee, we can help each other and make an informed decision.

The Registrar-general’s office is currently producing 800 passports per day while the backlog is reported to be in the hundreds of thousands.

Failure to produce passports timeously has been blamed on the shortage of foreign currency to secure consumables like ribbons and ink.

More: The Herald


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2 comments on “Govt To Weed Out Corruption At Passport Offices – Matshiya

  1. Hahiwawo!!! Even a Grade 3 pupil will tell you that to eliminate corruption, simply fund the department so that it produces to capacity instead of deliberately starving it of the necessary money while you abuse our taxes. Saka basa remaTax nderechii kana muchiramba kupa passport office mari kuti ikwanise kugadzirira vanhu venyu mapassports nema ID documents? So all taxes are funding your lavish travels with your kin and kindred handiti?

  2. That means the government will have to weed out its self no one else is in a position to control and issue passports just follow the money it all leads back to that cowardly communist chicken building zanu headquarters

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