“What we are going to do is not to give you a biometric passport but rather to upgrade the system to begin to issue from next year, the chip embedded passport. We are therefore going through a procurement process to build up the infrastructure across all our embassies.
“That is our 57 missions and consulates, the passport office in Accra and ten regional passport application centres so that across all the embassies of Ghana, you will now be able to apply for what will be the chip embedded passport which is an upgrade on the biometric passport. What we will have in Japan is a data capturing centre. You will still have to fill a passport form but one of things we are doing is that we are putting the forms online. You will have to provide your supporting documentation, your birth certificate, information that proves you are who you say you are.”
She announced this during a meeting with the Ghanaian community in Tokyo, Japan.