EICS Reform Shows Improvement within Short Period, Says Director-General

The Ethiopian Immigration and Citizenship Service (EICS) announced that it has been carrying out various reform works that brought about improvements within a short period. Briefing the media today, EICS Director-General Selamawit Dawit said improvements in legal frameworks and procedures, organizational restructuring as well as collaboration works with pertinent institutions were registered following the reform activities undertaken in the past 6 months. Accordingly, the service has for instance increased the number of passports printed daily by fivefold since the new leadership took over. The daily printing capability has been enhanced to 10,000 from 2,000. Out of the more than 1.1 million booklets imported, over 640,000 passports were issued during the stated period. Stating that there is no backlog at the moment, Selamawit said passports will be issued as per the appointment given by the passport system starting from 25 March, 2024. Source: Ethiopian News Agency