The Chitungwiza E-passport Bio Enrolment Centre officially Opened


By Elizabeth Nyaguyo


In an effort to decongest the Harare registrar general office government Tuesday officially opened the Chitungwiza E-passport Bio Enrolment Centre.




Speaking during the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary Nhepera said that this E-passport was officially launched in Chitungwiza because it is recognized as the third largest city in Zimbabwe because of its population.


“The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage has brought E-passport services to Chitungwiza district in recognition of its position as the third largest in terms of its population, “he said.


He added that this E-passport was launched by His Excellent President Mnangagwa.



“The E-passport was launched by His Excellent President Mnangagwa in December under the National Development Strategy1(NDS1) modernising the economy through the use of ICT and digital technology as we are attaining the vision 2030”, said Nhepera.



Nhepera went on to say that that there will be a mobile registry right round the whole country.



“The national registry exercise commenced on 01 April 2022 and is expected to end on 30 September 2022,” he said.



“The exercise is mainly focusing on issuing birth and death certificates and issuance of national identity cards.”



He also said that the E-passport program is still moving across the country.


“The rolling out of the remaining 8 Provincial offices including Murehwa, Beitbridge, Hwange and Zvishavane is underway,” he said.


Stakeholders from different Organisations were also present to witness the official opening of the E-passport Bio Enrolment Centre.




Robert Tapfumaneyi