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Good and bad of dual citizenship.

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Comment: Do not mislead the public

Author:
Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Date:
2013-07-12 04:08:27
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Good and bad of dual citizenship.

Mr Stephen Quaye, please do not mislead Ghanaweb readers. In the two examples you gave, what made you conclude that those who had dual (Canadian and Ghanaian) citizenship were excluded? If any dual citizen went the the Canadian Embassy in Cairo holding a Canadian, s/he would be treated as Canadian. Your article is very misleading.

Yes, there are advantages and disadvantages of holding dual citizenship but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, therefore stop advising people against dual citizenship. You are doing more harm than good.

For example, a Ghanaian with dual citizenship (Ghana and Canada) who is in Egypt will have the advantage of receiving protection from both embassies, whichever is nearer and safer to reach. In times of serious security threat, s/he has the advantage of going to the nearest and most secured Embassy. For example, if the Canadian Embassy is the nearest but dangerous to reach because of armed conflict or serious fighting around the area, then s/he could go to Ghana Embassy even if the route in longer but it is safer to get there.

You are ignorant of the subject matter of your article and you should not have written about a subject that you know less about.

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Jul 12, 2013 04:08