Government of Ghana considers implementing a bill which will allow dual citizens to hold public office

Published: 4/Jul/2019

Berlinda Entsie

The government of Ghana says it will soon lay a bill before Parliament that allows persons with dual citizenship to hold public office in the country. The bill has been described as the Diaspora Engagement Policy Bill and is being worked on by the Office of Diaspora Affairs.

President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the revelation on Wednesday, June 3, 2019, while opening the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Third Homecoming Summit in Accra.

According to him, “The question of the political rights of dual citizens is a matter for Parliament and an opportunity is going to be provided soon Parliament to address this issue.”

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2019