Ghana: Akim Swedru MP files private member’s bill to amend dual citizenship restrictions

Published: 29/Oct/2021
Source: Citinews/Modern Ghana

Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has presented the Citizenship Amendment Bill to Parliament.

He presented it on the floor of the house on Thursday, October 28, 2021,

The bill, if passed, will amend the constitution to remove restrictions imposed on dual citizens and persons who owe allegiance to a country other than Ghana from holding public office.

Positions dual citizens can occupy if the bill is passed include Ambassador or High Commissioner, Secretary to Cabinet, Chief Of Defence Staff, Inspector General of Police, Director of immigration service and Member of Parliament.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2021