Ghana to roll out chip embedded passports from 2017

Ghana to roll out chip embedded passports from 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has stated that Ghana will make available chip-embedded passport to its citizens globally, replacing the current biometric passports.

Ghana to roll out chip embedded passports from 2017

Hannah Tetteh

The sector minister, Hannah Tetteh, revealed this in an interaction with the Ghanaian community in Tokyo, according to a report by tv3network.com.

She said the change was in line with the international civil aviation regulations, which required member countries to migrate to a chip embedded passports from October this year.

Ms Tetteh said the plan would require holders of the current biometric passport to upgrade to the chip embedded passports, which she said can be acquired locally from all the 10 regional passport application centres nationwide, as soon as the procurement processes have been initiated, the report added.

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"We are going through a procurement process and it is an international competitive tender, to select a partner who is going to help us to on a BOT basis, to build up the infrastructure across all our embassies, the passport office in Accra and 10 regional passport application centre," she was quoted as saying.

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