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Passport crisis hits internal affairs

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Many Ugandans will have to delay or cancel their flights following the passport crisis that has hit the Internal Affairs ministry.

The ministry last evening said that they have dropped the number of passport booklets processed per day, from about 2,000 to 1,500 or less –attributing the problem to the Ukraine-Russia war.

Mr Simon Peter Mundeyi, the spokesperson of Internal Affairs ministry, said contractors were having difficulties in importing the materials for making the passport booklets from Russia.

This is not the first time the passport office is in a production crisis.

In April, there were delays in the issuance of express passports. Labour export companies blamed the delays on incompetent government workers.