Government to reduce passport fees- Ayorkor Botchway

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Government to reduce passport fees- Ayorkor Botchway

Government says it is working towards the reduction of passport fees. This follows a directive from President Nana Addo Dankwa  Akufo-Addo.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, announced this in Tokyo, Japan.

She said the proposed reduction will have to go to Parliament for approval.

Ghana is said to be one of the African Countries with heavily subsidised cost for processing passports.

The passport regime has seen a few significant reforms so far in 2019.

The government extended passport application centres to eight regions to ease the pressure on the Accra passport application centre.

The Ministry has secured office spaces from the Regional Coordinating Councils in the Upper East, Upper West and Central Regions for the establishment of Passport Application Centers in the respective regional capitals.

The government also plans to introduce a 48-page passport to cater for the needs of Ghanaians who travel frequently.

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