The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s consideration of raising passport costs has ignited concerns among social commentators, who argue that such a move could be interpreted as an attempt to dissuade the youth from seeking greener pastures abroad.
As discussions surrounding the potential fee increase unfold, social commentators express worry that higher passport costs may disproportionately affect young individuals aspiring to travel for better opportunities. Critics argue that making it more financially challenging for the youth to obtain passports could inadvertently discourage them from pursuing opportunities abroad, limiting their chances for personal and professional growth.
The debate highlights the delicate balance between managing migration trends and ensuring that citizens, particularly the youth, are not unduly hindered in their pursuit of broader horizons. The Foreign Affairs Ministry faces increasing scrutiny as the nation watches how this potential policy shift may impact the aspirations and mobility of the younger generation.
story filed by: Nana Kwaku Duah