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Hwange Passport Office & E-Passport Bio-enrolment Commissioned

Hwange Passport Office & E-Passport Bio-enrolment Commissioned

Hwange Passport Office and E-Passport Bio-enrolment centre were commissioned this Friday with Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Cde Ruth Mavhungu Mabhoyi saying people must be able to access national documents with ease.

The high demand for travel documents had prompted the government to decentralise issuing of such documents as it moves to improve service delivery. The Herald reports Mabhoyi as saying:

I am aware of the high demand for travel documents by our citizens. As a ministry, we have therefore taken a deliberate stance to improve service delivery through decentralisation of our services. This is in tandem with the New Dispensation’s policy on devolution and the National Development Strategy 1 whose key priorities, among others, is to bring services closer to the people and to facilitate ease of doing business.

It is worth noting that decentralisation of services is one of the programmes that has had the deepest and most far-reaching impact on the lives of our people. It empowers local communities, ensures accessibility of services and reduces the distance citizens travel to access services.

Mabhoyi added that Hwange was selected as the location for the district registry office due to its strategic position as a mining town and tourism district which is adjacent to Zimbabwe’s borders with Botswana and Zambia.

Mabhoyi reiterated the importance of accessing vital civil registration documents such as birth certificates, national identity cards and marriage certificates which she said were required in the passport application process as well as participation in national development activities.

The Hwange office is the second district registry after Chitungwiza to cater for e-passport services and plans are underway to open Murewa, Beitbridge and Zvishavane district registry offices this year.

The Hwange e-passport bio-enrolment centre was built through a build-own-operate-transfer partnership with Garsu Pausaulis, an Australian company.

The people of Hwange and surrounding areas used to travel to Lupane or Bulawayo for passport applications.

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13 Comments

fifi 1 month ago

3years taka bhadhara mapassort nanhasi haasati abuda Minister itai action mapassort abude pliz pliz pliz


miss ju 1 month ago

arikumboita mariiko mapassports achibuda hw long

Twabam 1 month ago

@fifi...e 3 years akudhara haachabude...infact imari yakatodyiwa, ndiyo imwe mari yakashandiswa pakuita kuti ma E passport ave successful. So enda unobhadhara imwe upuhwe E passport.

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Hwange Resident 1 month ago

Siyabonga Mkhokheli weLizwe
The whole of Matebele is behind you
ED has my vote


BabaAsalif 1 month ago

@mangethe bayekhele bazonya vele

Mangethe 1 month ago

Mtshaza wakho wena

Asalif 1 month ago

I was once in Hwange to confirm about vacancy the @ Sino power plant upgrade hameno ikoko . I laughed my lungs out about the payments and working conditions I was told about by the Chinese guys , I didn't bother the loss I had by the transport costs there you need to be in the informal business like @ Blue wishes everyone to be , there are some jobs you need to work maybe when you are avenging an evil spirit like working for the Chinese I won't atte


Mangethe 1 month ago

Ungabi lamanga ndoda

Mangethe 1 month ago

There was no need for this launch . No one will depart Hwange crossing borders cauz Hwange is the best town in Mthwakazi with almost all woking age working
Thank u minister but no need


Asalife 1 month ago

wild life poachers ,game meat biltons deal and setting up snares is what u term all people are working class

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ichokwadi here kuti ku hwange kunopisa zvekut ma candles anoiswa mu fridge?


Wanki resident 1 month ago

All cities under region 5 or 4 have high temperatures thats why its meant for wildlife look at Hwange,Kariba Binga .ppl who used to b on those place dnt grow any crops green cops are farmed from region 3 and moved

dem dead 1 month ago

mvura yekugeza unototanga waisa mufridge


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