Zimbabwe: Sanctions to blame for IDs, passport crisis: Govt

Published: 15/Sep/2021
Source: Newsday (Harare)

Government says it is failing to import material for the production of national identity documents, birth certificates and passports due to sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western powers led by the United States.

This came out during a hearing by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Security on Monday after Gwanda Residents Association petitioned Parliament on the matter.

Home Affairs ministry permanent secretary Aaron Nhepera said government was failing to import the equipment used in the production of the critical documents due to “illegal” sanctions.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2021/09/sanctions-to-blame-for-ids-passport-crisis-govt/

Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2021