Just happened that one of our team members was at passport office in Harare today to submit their application for an emergency passport (the 24 hour one) and they sent us the photo below. In fact this is their second attempt after failing to achieve anything on Friday despite spending the better part of their day there.
There are a lot of software engineers and tech entrepreneurs that will read this and we thought we could pick your brain on how tech can solve this problem best. How can the internet solve it? How can the most accessible device, the mobile phone, help? What about those citizens that have mobile phones that cannot access the internet, the so called dumb phones? What about those that don’t own any tech access device at all?
Have any suggestions? Please share in the comments below.
Just some additional notes; there are 3 passport options:
1. A 24 hour one which costs US $318
2. A 3 day one which costs US $253
3. A 1 month one which costs US $53
The $3 is for an application form. We have started a similar conversation on our Facebook page where you can also browse through suggestions by other readers.