Latest on passport printing in Zimbabwe
Mathema told journalists that the Minister of Finance has released funds which were used to reduce the debt owed to suppliers of consumables needed.
Minister Cain Mathema informed journalists today that passport production is set to improve within the next three weeks.This follows the release of funds by Treasury, which were used to reduce the debt owed to suppliers of consummables needed. Passport prices remain unchanged. pic.twitter.com/nCzPfQqld2— Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting (@InfoMinZW) August 9, 2019
This week 50 000 consumables for passport production were received by Home Affairs and one printer was purchased.
Mathema told journalists that passport production is done locally, however, consumables such as gold foil and security thread are imported and require foreign currency. At present, the national production centre has over 92 000 booklets in store awaiting personalisation upon acquisition of necessary consumables
Malema was touring the national passport production centre at KGVI on Friday.