The Passports Office says it will soon publish the names of some persons they claim have failed to pick up their processed passports although they’re ready for collection.

Amanor Daku Mante, the Director of the Office in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show said the about 67,000 uncollected passports are for applicants they are not been able to reach to come for their passports mainly because some applied through middlemen popularly known as ‘goro boys’.

“We have over 67,000 passports which have been issued but not collected, why because most of the applicants don’t even use their correct addresses. They go through the normal way, through the middlemen and so you call them and you don’t get them. We have tried on a lot of occasions and we are not getting to them,” he said.

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Mr. Daku Mante was saying this in response to genuine stories of people who have applied for passports and have not been able to receive them due to undue delays sometimes due to the shortage of passport booklets.
According to him, “very soon, I think this week, we are going to publish all the names of those uncollected passports.”

Mr. Daku Mante, however, revealed that his office has employed an IT service to enable it to send SMS alerts to passport applicants concerning the status of their application.

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“We have put in an IT system that will alert anybody at all who applies for a passport,” he said.




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  1. I went to Takoradi to do my passport and up to now I haven’t received it, I called one madam and she told me the papers used for the passport are finished long time and they don’t know when some will come.
    I need this passport very urgent too SMH Ghana #4lyf

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