- The Passport Office in Accra was paid a surprise visit by the foreign affairs minister
- The minister encountered two frustrated Ghanaians whose passports have delayed for a year
- The passports of all two applicants were processed in just 10 minutes
Minister of foreign affairs, Shirley Ayorokor Botchway has paid a surprise visit to the Passport Office in Accra.
This surprise visit comes in the wake of grave concerns over the troubling delay in the issuance of passports at the said office. Although the expected time for the receipt of passports is two weeks, applicants often spend more than a year to receive these passports.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, during her visit, ensured that two applicants who applied for their passports since 2017 receive their passports in just under ten minutes.
Charity Tinka and Justice Adjei applied for their passports in November and December last year, respectively. They were supposed to receive their passports at least two weeks after putting in their applications but whenever they reported at the Passport Office, they were told their passports are still not ready.
" The passports were issued under strange and dramatic circumstances," Joy FM reported.
So far, It remains unclear how a passport that was not ready for several months suddenly became available within ten minutes on the orders of the Minister.
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