The Zimbabwean government has announced that it will raise passport fees from $120 to $200 starting from January 1, 2024.
This move has been met with criticism from the public, who are already struggling to make ends meet.
Zimbabwe has been facing a severe economic crisis for years, with hyperinflation, food shortages, and high unemployment rates. The country has been experiencing a mass exodus of people leaving the country in search of better opportunities.
Hopewell Chin’ono, a Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker, has been vocal about the government’s actions on social media.
“The Zimbabwean Government has increased the cost of getting a passport from US$120, to a whopping US$200! It wants to make money from the misery of Zimbabweans who are running away from ZANUPF’s failed policies and corrupt rule,” said Chin’ono.
The government’s decision to raise passport fees has been met with widespread criticism from the public. Many Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their frustration with the government’s actions.