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Governance think-thank Strategic Thinkers Network–Africa (STRANEK) has dragged the Attorney General (AG) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) to court demanding a number of reliefs in respect of the ongoing National Identification Registration exercise.
According to the suit sighted by MyNewsGH.com’s court correspondent, the plaintiffs are among other things demanding a declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, particularly Articles 6 and 42 of l992 Constitution, a person with the Ghana Voter’s card has passed the citizenship requirement.
Read the full details of the reliefs the group seeks below;
‘ A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the Constitution, specifically Article 42, the purported removal from the National Identity Register (Amendment) Act,2017, Act 950, the Ghana voter’s card from the identity documents required before a person can obtain the Ghana citizenship card is unconstitutional Null and void and of no effect whatsoever:
A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the Constitution specifically Article 6 of the 1992 Constitution, proof of citizenship should not limited by the provisions of National Identity Register (Amendment) Act.2017, Act 950:
An order directed at the 2nd Defendant to include the Ghana Voter’s card as one of the identity document for the purposes of acquiring the Ghana Citizenship Card.
Any other order or orders as this Honorable Court would deem fit in the circumstances.
The Capacity in which the Plaintiff is bringing this action is as follows:
The Plaintiff brings this action in its capacity as a citizen of Ghana to seek the interpretation and/or enforcement of the provisions of the Constitution under Articles 2(1) (b) and 130(1) (a) thereof.