Malawi govt ponders to hike passport fees -Minister

Minister of Home Affairs Jean Kalirani has not ruled out government hiking passport fees, saying the fall of the kwacha has negatively affected printing costs of the travel document.passport

Speaking in Blantyre on Monday after officially visiting Immigration offices, Kalirani said the government is holding talks with relevant parties to see how best to increase the passport fees.

“We have not come to a conclusive decision, we are still discussing. The depreciation of the kwacha has negatively affected the printing costs and operations of the department. The passport fees may indeed increase,” she said.

The issue of the increase surfaced on social media a few months ago when some people speculated the government wants to hike the fees by 40 percent, reports vehemently denied by Immigration officials.

Malawians on social media expressed concern that the government was  applying  such an increase when the economy was doing extremely bad.

Turning to the Immigration staff, Kalirani said she was concerned with reports of rampant corruption at the department despite government efforts to curb the vice.

Outgoing Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi said the department missed a set target of collection of revenue of K4.2 billion as it collected K3.8 billion.

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king
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king
5 months 18 days ago

The government can raise prices of things at their own time, I wonder they talk nothing about salary increase in the civil services, what a shame! The gap between the rich and the power keeps widening, open your eyes Malawi, we are being led by thieves.

anijo
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anijo
5 months 18 days ago

Ine olo mukweze ndege sindinakwerepo or kupia kunja kuli konse pa bus. It does not bother me. Malawi kuchuluka macrook.

Stupid gvnt leaders
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Stupid gvnt leaders
5 months 19 days ago

If there’s another corruption department in Malawi is this so called Immigration Office! Officials are getting more money from ppo than the gvnt get! The more they increase the price the more they increase the bribe! A failure state indeed run by crooks! Idiots

company 50
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company 50
5 months 19 days ago

ife timapita ku jon opanda passport or mutakweza

John
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John
5 months 19 days ago

kodi bomali ndilimene limangoona kukwera kwa zinthu kumbali yao osati kuma citizens???
Mwachitapo chani kuti mumupange relief citizen?? Patse patse nkulanda? ngat mukuon KUTI ZINTHU ZADULA kwezani ma salary kaye.

Nambewe
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Nambewe
5 months 19 days ago

Mukadzafunso kukweza mtonge wa passport Mai Kalilani mudzangokweza basi!

Nambewe
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Nambewe
5 months 19 days ago

A ndebvu zamwayi ndikutsutseni! passport kuli konse kumene ndayenda ine amcharger! the admin costs and amintenance have to he got from somewhere!

no chargani mai tilipila basi!

Malawians have to learn ! it all costs money folks! nothing in the world ios free ! Wake up !

Henry
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Henry
5 months 19 days ago
THIS IS SUCH A LOST COUNTRY.. THE COUNTRY DOES NOT RECEIVE MUCH TORISTS AND EVEN WITH THAT FACT THEY ARE CHARGING BIG VISA FEES TO VISIT THIS COUNTRY WITH NOTHING TO OFFER THE DISCERNING TOURIST.. THE HOTELS ARE NOT FIT FOR DOGS… FOOD IS AWAFUL… THE PEOPLE ARE CROOKS!.. NOW FOR THE 50th TIME THEY ARE RAISING THE FEE FOR A USELESS PASSPORT THAT MALAWIANS ONLY NEED TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA TO ESCAPE THE EXTREME AND NEVER ENDING POVERTY THAT EXIST IN THE COUNTRY.. WHAT IS THEIR PLAN.. TO RAISE THE FEE SO HIGH THAT NO… Read more »
Jokujoku
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Jokujoku
5 months 19 days ago

@HENRY, I AGREE TO AGREE WITH U. YES THE KWATHU HAS INDEED DETERIORATED BUT WHY AMONGST ALL GOVT THINGS,CHOOSING THE CROSSING PASSBOARDER DOCUMENT?? FOR SURE ,THEY WANT US TO BE SUFFERING IN OUR OWN MW AND BECOME COMPLETE BEGGARS TO THEM! “THEM FEEL A GOOD WEN YA BEG THEM” SELFISH BUT THEM GO, SAY ” cashgate” 1 day acome wen all go heaven to be judged on wat ado on earth ya forget eeeeh

wadabwa
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wadabwa
5 months 19 days ago

Tamangokwezani mukutisokosa apa ndimmene mumatifinyila mmenemo stupid failures

Jaw colour
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Jaw colour
5 months 19 days ago

End of dayz

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