The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration as part of measures to improve passport acquisition by Ghanaians has commissioned Passport Application Centres (PACs) in Koforidua and Tema.
The Koforidua and Tema Passport Application Centres were both commissioned by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019.
In her address at the commissioning of the two Passport Application Centres, Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey said, “the commissioning of the PACs was part of the fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s promise to extend passport services to the doorstep of Ghanaians in all parts of the country”. She stressed that with the commissioning of the two PACs, residents do not have to travel to other regions to obtain their passports.
The Minister informed that, the Ministry was in the process of securing office space at the Regional Coordinating Councils in the Upper East, Upper West and Central Regions as well as the newly created regions to establish Passport Application Centres in their respective capitals.
She also used the occasion to urge the public to desist from engaging in fraudulent activities, which undermine the integrity of the Ghanaian passport, “such acts are punishable by law” she added.