Ghana Constitution Amendment Act 1996
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1996
Article 8 of the Constitution substituted.
« Dual citizenship
I. Article 8 of the Constitution is repealed and the following inserted –
8 (1) A citizen of Ghana may hold the citizenship of any other country in addition to his citizenship of Ghana.
(2) Without prejudice to article 94 (2)(a) of the Constitution, no citizen or Ghana shall qualify to be appointed as a holder of any office specified in this clause if he holds the citizenship of » any other country in addition to his citizenship of Ghana –
(0) Ambassador or High Commissioner:
(h) Secretary to the Cabinet;
(e) Chief of Defence Staff or any Service Chief:
(d) Inspector-General of Police;
(e) Commissioner. Customs, Excise and Preventive Service:
(j) Director of Immigration Service; and
(g) any office specified by an Act of Parliament.
3. Where the law of a country requires a person who marries a citizen of that country to renounce the citizenship of his own Country by virtue of that marriage, a citizen of Ghana who is deprived of his citizenship of Ghana by virtue of that marriage shall, on the dissolution of that marriage, become a citizen of Ghana. »
Article 9 of the Constitution amended.
2. Article 9 of the Constitution is amended by the repeal of clause (5) thereof and the insertion of the following:
« (5) Parliament may make provision by Act of Parliament for (a) the renunciation by any person of his citizenship of Ghana;
(b) the circumstances in which a person may acquire citizenship of Ghana or cease to be a citizen of Ghana. »
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