More than 21,000 passports issued in 2016
A TOTAL of 21,347 passports were issued within the months of January to July in 2016.
This has been confirmed by the acting deputy director for Immigration Department Litia Saumaka, who also said they received a total of 21,201 passport applications within the same period.
She said variance in the number of passports received and issued showed that applications were pending the previous month.
“There are 146 more applications issued compared to the number of applications received,” Mrs Saumaka said.