About 3000 biometric passports and 226,000 national identity cards have been abandoned at the production center in Yaounde. Security officials in charge raised the concerns during a press outing on Thursday, September 2.
They disclosed that the identification documents have been pending withdrawal by their solicitors from January to June this year. The security staff also revealed that Cameroon embassies and consulates abroad are equally facing the same phenomenon.
In order to manage the situation, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Djella Albert Bernard, in charge of the National Centre for the Production of Identification Documents in Yaoundé, revealed that the National Security has established a feedback medium wherein solicitors can trace the production process of their ID cards.
He explained that when a picture of the production receipt is sent to the numbers fixed at production centres, a message on the progress of production will be sent to the concerned. The message might either constitute the whereabouts of the ID card or a need for correction of information.
An appeal has been made to owners of the abandoned documents to pick them up in order to avoid depreciation or drop in quality. Applicants have equally been cautioned to be responsible from the production stage to collection.