Former Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister Hanna Tetteh has called for a review of the constitution to allow persons with dual citizenship serve in government.
Her suggestion comes after seven candidates of Nigerian heritage were elected into the parliament of the United Kingdom in the election held on Thursday June 8.
“If I said this when in office, it would have been seen as self-serving. I think we should amend our laws for dual citizens to serve in government,” she said in a tweet.
It is against the constitution for persons holding dual citizenship to serve in public office in Ghana. To do that, one must renounce his/her citizenship of the foreign country.
It is recalled that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Adamu Sakande, was jailed two years on the grounds that he held dual citizenship when he contested to become an MP.
In similar fashion, the NDC Member of Parliament for Zabzugu has also been sued by two of his constituents who are accusing him of allegedly having both Ghana and United States citizenship.
But Ms Tetteh believes the law should be amended to allow dual citizens serve in government.