Tanzania/February 2, 2018/Mark Katanga/344 views /FeaturedTanzania Tanzania Launches E-passport As It Seeks Tighter Immigration Controlshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe smart travel document, among other things, will enhance national security, control illegal migrants and play a key role in revenue collection. President John Magufuli said the new development is part of efforts to improve productivity and simplify service delivery. He also directed the immigration officers to come up with strategies that deliver results in the control against illegal immigrants, and that hence forth disciplinary measures would be taken against regional immigration officers who fail in their duties. ALSO READ Disbelief As Exam Results of 9 Schools InvalidatedThe e-passport will be available at a cost of Sh150,000 (Sh6,700) and will be valid for 10 years. “I’m pleased with the changes. This is a job well done by the Immigration Department. You have my support,” said Dr Magufuli. First phase The project was implemented in collaboration of the government of Ireland and the service provider the US based, HID Company at a cost of $57.82 million. ALSO READ BENIN: State pays off debts to SONEB“The implementation started in September 2017, with a view to have the first phase accomplished in January 2018,” said the Commissioner General of Immigration (CGI) Dr Anna Makalala in her welcoming note. The old passports will be in use until January, 2020, she said. She said all applicants wishing to acquire the new e-travelling document must have a national identity. ALSO READ Nigeria Media Houses Recieve ₦100 Million Naira Each To Portray IPOB As The Aggressor In The On-Going GenocideThis, according to Dr Makakala, will help to enhance efficiency on issuance of traveling documents. Speaking at the event, the minister for Home Affairs, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, said his office was determined to improve services by the Immigration department, since it has a crucial role in maintaining peace and security of the country. The Nation Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:FeaturedTanzania share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleThousands Flee Violence In Eastern Dr Congo, Seek Shelter In Nearby Countries – Un Refugee Agencynext articlePakistani Woman Reportedly Shot Dead After Refusing Marriage Proposal (Video)Related Posts3 shares Egypt/October 15, 2018 Marina owners demand withdraw confidence from occupant’s union – Daily News Egypt17 shares Egypt/October 15, 2018 Impact markets four projects with EGP 2.5bn in targeted sales – Daily News EgyptSix schools received land within R8 area in New Administrative Capital – Daily News EgyptCGP to deliver 300 units of Alburouj project next year, EGP 3bn in first phase – Daily News EgyptFatherhood in Egypt, Sweden in focus at photo exhibit in downtown Cairo – Daily News EgyptWB to invest $45bn in Africa over next three years – Daily News EgyptRania Taymour’s new handbag collection merges beauty of past with future – Daily News EgyptBalmain creates fashion-forward mummies for SS19 – Daily News EgyptPrincess Eugenie’s royal wedding redefines beauty, charms audience – Daily News EgyptTanzania: Who Would Want to Kidnap Mohammed Dewji?