Foreign Affairs Minister exposes workers charging GHS2k, GHS3k for Ghanaian passport


Some passport office employees were fired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey for helping Goro boys charge between GHS2000 and GHS3000 for passports although normal and expedited services should cost GHS100 and GHS150 cedis, respectively.

She pointed out that, according to media reports, the problem of intermediaries (Goro guys) in the passport application procedure has grown widespread.

On Monday, August 14, she set off on an unplanned trip to the passport office in Accra.

“This particular visit has become very necessary because of some reports that I have,” she told the reporters after the visit. reports that police personnel are engaged in criminal activity.

“When I say illegal activities we all know. Just two days ago the reports in the Daily Guide newspaper that the issue of goro people involved in our passport acquisition process has become rife.

“It is wrong. How can One Hundred Ghana Cedis for standard service to acquire a passport and One Hundred and Fifty Cedis for expedited service be bumped up to GHS2000 and GHS3000, it is wrong.

“The goro boys are outside the passport office, they need somebody inside to work with, they cannot do it on their own. People are paying GHS2000, or GHS3000 to acquire a passport? Why should this be so?”


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