Ugandans to wait a little longer to get ordinary passports.

By Ben Jumbe:

The Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship Control early last month announced a shortage of ordinary passport booklets, promising that new stock would be in the country in a months’ time.

However, speaking the Internal Affairs Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Benon Mutambi, says the earliest the consignment will be here is end of July.

The ministry ordered for at least 150, 000, a figure, which according to its planning estimates covers a year’s demand.

Dr Mutambi attributes the current shortage to poor planning.

As a result of the shortage, the government has restricted issuance of ordinary passports to Ugandans who have to travel abroad for treatment.