Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana's High Commissioner to UK

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Papa Owusu Ankomah, has said his outfit is considering reviewing passport fees downwards.

According to him, the cost of acquiring a Ghanaians passport in the UK is expensive compared to other countries in the world.

The High Commissioner’s comment is in response to complaints by Ghanaians in the UK regarding fees charged them when they attempt to acquire passport.

What is even worrying, they added, is the number of months taken before one is issued with a passport.

Addressing this pressing issue, His Excellency Papa Owusu Ankomah on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday said the concerns were justified.

He explained that Ghanaians are charged £180 for a new passport compared to Spain and UK which are far less.


Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK said aside the fees; his outfit is also working to bring passport service delivery as close to the doorstep of Ghanaians as possible.

“We will be doing mobile enrolment in Manchester, Leeds, Portsmouth and other areas in the UK,” he added.

H.E. Papa Owusu Ankomah urged Ghanaians in the UK to be patient with them as they worked to address their concerns.

Source: Ghana||Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman