Most Ghanaians in Japan are struggling with how to manage and balance their lives with regards to these new times of Covid-19 effects. They had to raise an amount of ¥28,000 (GHS 1,512) to renew or gain a new passport.
And now, the good news has been signaled that, there is a drastic reduction in the passport application fee, hence can get access easily. All thanks to Ambassador Frank Okyere and the Embassy of Ghana in Japan.
A statement from the Ghana Embassy in Japan said that per the directives received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, passport fees for booklets with 32 pages will now cost ¥15,000 (GHS800) previously costing ¥28,000, while a 48-page booklet will cost ¥23,000 which will be effective July 14, 2020.
This reduction of fees was due to the complaints of the Ghanian community in Japan over the high cost of passport assessment.
However, the Ghanaian community in Japan has shown its intense gratitude to the Government of Ghana through the mission in Japan, showing the government that listens.
The NPP-Japan branch Chairman, Dr Bernard Kusi Oppong also thanked the government for their aid towards the Ghanaian community in Japan through the provision of a passport printing machine where passports are processed in a matter of hours in Tokyo