Op-ed: Ghana must amend constitution to grant dual citizens full political rights
By 1 September 2020
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana (photo credit: International Labour Organization ILO/flickr)
The Dual Citizenship Scheme under the 2000 Ghana Citizen Act came into effect from 1 November 2002. It was implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Citizen Act 2002. Applicants eligible for Dual Nationals are those who hold citizenship of any country in addition to the citizenship of Ghana. In these instances, all applicants are required by law to provide evidence of their Ghanaian nationality or their country of birth. Its intention was to increase immigration of skilled labour, but the law has been cricticised for not giving full citizens rights as native-born citizens.
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