Passport applicants in the Western Region have expressed their displeasure over the inhumane conditions they go through at the Sekondi Passport office before getting their services through.
They lament that the secretariat has limited space to accommodate applicants who throng there for the various passport services resulting in overcrowding.
According to the applicants who made their grievances in an interview with our reporters on a recent visit, there are not enough chairs to accommodate the large number of applicants who throng there.
The place also has no proper shade which puts applicants waiting to be served in an unpleasant condition when the sun is scorching and when it rains.
At the time our reporters visited the place, the rain had dragged applicants to seek shelter under sheds meant for car parking while others sought cover under the Information Services Department’s (ISD) building.
Those who could not run for cover were seen perching at any available space while others remained in the canopy provided for applicants. Watch below the wahala applicants go through:
The situation, our reporters gathered was unpleasant for the applicants since some were wetted by the rain while others had to stand because the seats were soaked with water.
Another observation made by the reporters also uncovered that floodwater was passing under the chairs provided for the applicants making it difficult for them to stand or sit at the place.
Applicants had difficulty hearing their names when it was mentioned for them to go for their session.
They, therefore, suggested that the secretariat should fix a speaker outside while they used the microphone to announce the names.