The Minister of Internal Affairs, David Panda Noah has informed Siera Leoneans that the new passport launched by President Julius Maada Bio has all security features with a higher grade chip (The SLE 78 chip) that replaced the P5.
David Panda Noah told Sierra Leoneans that Netpage, the company responsible for the printing out of the passport, has all that it takes to produce quality passports for its customers.
The Minister maintained that he renegotiated the passport contract and had visited the office of the manufacturer.
He continued that the company will open stations in New York, London, Bo, and Makeni to provide quality service to customers shortly.
Noah further stated that the company is pouring millions of dollars of investments into the business.
The Minister, however, confirmed that the passport has never been sold above $100, describing the five million Leones on the sale of an emergency passport as ‘false’.
He informed Sierra Leoneans that the company had invested so much in the E-Pass port to meet international standards.