Monday, April 29, 2019

Passport printing back online, no price increase

The passport printing system is now working, Registrar General employees have claimed.
Staff members reported on Monday morning. The development comes after the system went offline for over a week amid worries that it would never work again.
Speculation was rife that the problem was due to the Emmerson Mnangagwa regime allegedly failing to settle the bills of the infamous Mugabe era-Israeli company, NIKUV.
But the Registrar General, Clemence Masango last week said this was due to a mere breakdown in the system. He sought to assure members of the public that engineers were on the job working to resuscitate it. He however refused to reveal the exact problem.
Commenting on Monday morning, an employee said, “all systems are up today.”

At the time of writing, it was difficult to ascertain what had really gone wrong as they did not give further details; It neither possible to obtain how long it will last. 

The Permanent Secretary In the ministry of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga also dismissed reports that the government has hiked fees for the passports as well as tollgates.