Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe has launched the Chitungwiza E-Passports Centre.
Permanent Secretary, Mr Aaron Nhepera, who was representing Minister Kazembe Kazembe launched the e-passport bio-enrolment centre in Chitungwiza.
Nhepera speaking on behalf of Minister Kazembe said,
“I consider the people of Chitungunza very lucky as the decentralisation of passport services to district level started with the establishment of Chitungwiza Passport Office in December 2020, and the roll out of the e-passport services to districts has again started with this office.
“The cascading of the e-passport services to Chitungwiza district will go a long way in decongesting the Harare Passport Office.”
Mr Nhepera said Chitungwiza had again scored a first in cascading the issuance of e-passports to district offices.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, through the Civil Registry Department, has brought e-passport services to Chitungwiza district in recognition of its position as the third largest urban settlement in the country in terms of population size.
“The availability of this service to Chitungwiza is bound to benefit surrounding communities, including Stoneridge, Hopley, Seke, Mahusekwa and Beatrice, among others,” he added.
This follows the launch of the e-passport by President Mnangagwa in December last year.
The Launch was also attended by Registrar-General Henry Machiri and Chitungwiza Acting Mayor, Councillor Kiven Mutimbanyoka.