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05.09.2005 Diaspora News

Consul Reacts To Report “Ghanaian Grieve Over Cost Of Passport”

Emmanuel K. Asiedu

In respect of my report “Ghanaian Grieve over Cost of Passport,” Diasporian News of Sunday, 28 August 2005.

After reading the article, His Excellency Mr. Michel Haddad summoned me to his office for some clarification.

The explication is as follows:

Passport Application Form - $20 (Twenty US dollars)

Passport Processing - $80 (Eighty US dollars)

Missing or Damage Passport - $160 (One hundred and sixty US dollars)

Courier from Beirut to Cairo - $35 (Thirty-five US dollars)

Courier from Cairo to Beirut - $57 (Fifty-seven US dollars).

These are based on an official letter from the head of mission in Cairo dated as of 2003.