Tanzania’s move to roll out a high tech passport is a huge step towards boosting trade both at the regional and international levels.
President John Magufuli officially commissioned the new travel document.
The business community has welcomed the new generation passports for their multiple benefits, including easing travel for Tanzanians. More important, the move is part of an ambitious regional plan to ease travel for East African residents.
Tanzania now joins Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda in rolling out the electronic passport. Last year, the issuance of the East African Community (EAC) electronic passport was pushed January this year, to give Tanzania and Uganda more time to prepare for the rollout.
Read more at allAfrica.
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