Ghanaians living in the Philippines can now celebrate as on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, they, for the first time, had their fingerprints captured to renew their passports.
The service was a much-needed relief for those who had been living with manual passports which made renewing their passports a difficult and time-consuming process.
In the past, Ghanaians had to fly to Ghana or Malaysia to have their fingerprints taken but thanks to the efforts of Her Excellency Florence Buerki Akonor and the Consul, Mr. Bernard Nwiah Yanzu, they are finally able to access this service in the Philippines.
This is a significant milestone for the Ghanaian nationals living in Philippines who have been waiting for a convenient and accessible passport renewal service.
The event, which took place in the capital city of Manila, was well-received by the Ghanaian community.
Many people turned up to take advantage of the service which was made possible by the collaboration between the Ghanaian embassy in Malaysia and the consulate in the Philippines.
Speaking about the success of the event, Her Excellency Florence Buerki Akonor expressed her satisfaction with the positive response from the Ghanaian community in the country.
She said; “We are delighted to be able to provide this service to Ghanaians living in the Philippines. We understand the difficulties they have faced in the past and we are committed to making the passport renewal process as smooth and accessible as possible for them.”
Mr. Bernard Nwiah Yanzu also commented on the success of the event saying “we are very happy to have been able to provide this service to our fellow Ghanaians in the Philippines”.
“We hope that this will be the first of many initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Ghanaians living abroad”, he added.
The success of the event has generated a lot of positive feedback from the Ghanaian community in the Philippines with many expressing their gratitude for the new service.
The ability to renew their passports without having to leave the country is a major step forward for them and a testament to the dedication and hard work of the embassy and consulate.
The Association of Ghanaians in the Philippines Executives headed by Dr. Vincent Abittor, Mr. Isaac Ameyaw, MSc. Mr. Joseph Serebour, Dr. Frederica Alifo, Ail Medas, Mr. Abdul Jamal Mohammed Pelipour
and the elders; Dr. Sumaila, Mr. Joseph Isifu, Alhaji Yahuza Dr. Majeed, commended Her Excellency Florence Buerki Akonor and Mr. Bernard Yanzu for their efforts in making this service possible and look forward to more initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Ghanaians living abroad.
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