“We’ve Been Seeing An Overwhelming Response From Diasporans,” Minister Speaks On Passports

Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe has said a large number of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora has applied for passports since the review of charges.

Speaking in an interview with the Herald, Kazembe said that service delivery at the Registrar General’s office had improved. He said:

Last Thursday, we received about 47 people (diasporans) that applied and they successfully collected their passports within 24 hours; that was on the following day. And last Friday, we received about 195 people who applied and they will collect their passports today (yesterday).

His remarks come after the government recently authorised the Civil Registry Department to charge US$318 for passports in respect of those in the Diaspora, while local charges remained unchanged.

Zimbabwe has been failing to meet the demand for passports with reports suggesting that there is a huge backlog which dates back to 2018.

More: The Herald

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