Sep 1- 2021
The attention of the Government of Ghana has been drawn to complaints by some Ghanaians abroad on the implementation of the supreme court’s decision in the case of Asare v Attorney General (2012) ISCGLR, on the rights of dual nationals.
“To the extent that the administrative requirement referred to above is mandatory and conditions the exercise of the rights of dual citizens on it, I would regard it as unconstitutional. If the card is intended to be optional and to ease the exercise by dual nationals of their rights, then it would be constitutional. In other words, dual nationals are citizens by operation of the Constitution and do not need any mandatory documents before exercising their rights of citizenship, in the same way, as sole citizens do not need any mandatory documents before exercising their rights as citizens. However, if the State wishes to assist dual nationals in the enjoyment of their rights by providing them with evidence of their dual nationality, this would be permissible”.
EMBASSY OF GHANA