Bindura registrar’s office has been running without electricity for several months after failing to buy electricity prepaid tokens.
Bulawayo24.com reported a source saying it has become difficult for staff to process documents without electricity as their work is now computerised. The source is quoted as saying:
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We have gone for several months without electricity at the registrar offices and to process documents is now very difficult since the work is computerised.
The provincial registrar Tafadzwa Nyandoro confirmed the case saying their accounts department was running around to rectify the problem. He said:
Yes, it’s true, but I have received assurance that the issue is being attended to by our accounts department and we will soon be up and running.
Meanwhile, Bindura residents have lambasted the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage for failing to run the registrar’s office properly.
One Donald Shungu said, “Passports are only issued in Bindura and such a big office is failing to pay for electricity what is the minister Kazembe Kazembe doing when the whole province is crying over passports?”.
Another resident, Thomas Chingwe said, “These guys already have backlogs but are working without electricity the offices and the ministry should be serious and pay electricity”.