CAPE-COAST GETS PASSPORT APPLICATION CENTER
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has commissioned a passport application center in the Central Regional capital, Cape-Coast.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry, Charles Owiredu, commissioned the office on Friday, November 20, 2020 on behalf of the Foreign Minister.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony in Cape Coast, Mr Owiredu said the opening of the Cape Coast Passport Application Centre (PAC) formed part of Government’s efforts to expand the scope of passport operations in the country.
“Also, preparations are underway for the establishment of additional PACs in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region and in the six (6) newly created regions and by the end of 2021.”
” This is in line with government policy of bringing passport services to the door step of Ghanaians and it ample demonstration of government’s commitment to good governance through decentralisation and de-concentration of essential public services,” he said.
“Flexibility and transparency in service delivery are additional benefits of the online application system.
With the official opening of this Centre, residents of this Region can now apply for passport here in Cape Coast without travelling to Takoradi or Accra for such service.”
“Therefore, citizens of Cape Coast and its environs from today will enjoy the fruits of passport operations at their door step and its associated benefits which were hitherto absent from this beautiful and vibrant region.”
“It is also envisaged that the establishment of a Passport Application Centre in Cape Coast would unleash more opportunities in the supply chain where the youth and school leavers can take advantage and set up their own small businesses.”
This is part of efforts by government to ensure that all 16 regions in the country get Passport Center to end many decades of struggle for passport due to the virtually centralized operational system of the passport application office.
The Regional centers would be strictly for online applications. Applicants whose documents are processed would then be notified to visit the office for their biometric data to be captured.
Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020