Information gathered by Xorlali.com indicates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has submitted a proposal to parliament, seeking for an increase in the cost associated with the application for passports from Ghc100 to Ghc400.
The proposal submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently under consideration by the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation of Parliament.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has indicated that a revision of the application for passports has become necessary taking into consideration the cost associated with the production of passport booklets for citizens.
In a recent address delivered by Madam Ayorkor Botchwey in parliament yesterday, the honorable minister said the time has come for Ghanaians to pay realistic prices for passports acquired for traveling purposes, starting from January 2024.
Furthermore, she explained that the need for a revision of the current price of passport application stems from the current financial challenges facing the country.
According to Madam Ayorkor, the Ministry can been compelled to implement these measures as government has shown that it can no longer afford to subsidize expenses associated with the printing of passports.