All Passports, citizenship payments given to Indo Zambia

The PF regime has given Indo-Zambia, one of the smallest commercial banks, the mandate to collect all payments for Passports, travel and other Citizenship documents.

Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba announced Wednesday that the PF regime and the Indo-Zambia signed the contract February 29, 2012

He said this agreement will enable the general public to pay for Zambia National Travel and Citizenship documents through dedicated counters at Indo-Zambia Bank and then proceed to the Passport and Citizenship office for processing of their documents.

According to Yamba, this this arrangement will improve service delivery to the citizens and general public on the issuance of travel documents.

He went on to say that this project will significantly contribute to the reduction in revenue related audit queries.

And Indo- Zambia Bank Managing Director Shankardas Gupta said his company has so far spent about K413 million in the setting up of network infrastructure with dedicated payment counters at the passports offices in Lusaka, Kabwe, Chipata, Livingstone and Ndola

Mr. Gupta said Indo- Zambia Bank has completed its training on internet banking for supervisors from the passport office.

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