The chief Director of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, Alhaji Abubakari Inusah, has revealed that work on the Upper East Regional Passport Office is set to be completed in three months.
This, he said, was after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had completed the redesign of the Regional Passport Office and communicated the same to the contractor working on the project.
The Chief Director revealed this when he was speaking on A1 radio’s Day Break Upper East show with Mark Smith about the state of the Passport Office, whose work began years ago but stalled.
He indicated that the Ministry was unhappy about the delay of the project and was therefore committed to ensuring the completion of the project on schedule, adding that all resources needed for the completion of the project were said to be available by the Ministry.
The Chairman of Narrative Changers, a pressure group based in the Upper East Region, Solomon Gbenga, who has expressed keen interest in the project, has noted with concern that the same assurance was given for the last 3 years, yet the project could not see the light of day.
He said while he is happy about the progress of the project and wishes it went at a faster rate to be completed on schedule as promised, he will reserve his praises for the Ministry so as not to be disappointed.
The completion of the Passport Office will be the first of its kind in the Upper East Region and will eventually reduce hustle by the people in their quest to acquire travel passports.
Until then, the people in the Region would have no option but to travel to the Northern Region to register for their travel passport whenever the need arises.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana