Naturalisation High Court naturalises 38 foreigners as Ghanaians

The 38, who are from Britain, Lebanon, the United States, Spain and other African countries, can now apply for a Ghanaian passport and register to become a voter to vote in all general elections in the country.

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The Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga indicated that the backgrounds of the people were thoroughly investigated to ensure they had no criminal record. play Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga
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Thirty-eight foreigners from various countries have naturalised as Ghanaians, after being issued with a certificate of naturalisation by the Accra High Court on Wednesday.

The 38, who are from Britain, Lebanon, the United States, Spain and other African countries, can now apply for a Ghanaian passport and register to become a voter to vote in all general elections in the country.

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Deputy Interior Minister James Agalga told TV3 Online that the 38, having satisfied all legal requirements, took the oath of allegiance to Ghana at the High Court on Wednesday, adding that they are now truly Ghanaian.

“What we usually look out for is that, and of course, that is the requirement of the law; you should be able to demonstrate that you are somebody who is capable of contributing your quota to the development of Ghana,” he said.

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The Deputy Interior Minister indicated that the backgrounds of the people were thoroughly investigated to ensure they had no criminal record.

“What it means is that if you take the oath of allegiance you truly become Ghanaian. The essence of taking that oath simply means that from now onwards they’re Ghanaians and are prepared to act as such and defend the territorial integrity of Ghana, to preserved and to protect our constitution,” he said.

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