Full Supreme court judgment on Birth Certificate absurd – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has described as absurd reason given the Supreme Court for its judgment against the use of birth certificate as a proof of citizenship.

According to the NDC MPs, the judgment itself contains a grave error in which the main complainant, the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) is referred to as NDP.

The full judgment written Justice Prof. Ashie Kortey held that the birth certificate does not offer an identity to a bearer as a proof of citizenship.

It adds that it provides no evidence of citizenship.

The court compares it to another document it has already rejected; the National Health Insurance Cards and concludes it’s actually better than the Birth Certificate.

But speaking to Starr News MP for South Dayi and a member of the committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Rockson Dafeamekpor said the seven justices were wrong.

According to him the judgment has rendered status of passports issued with birth certificates as proof of citizenship questionable.

“These are serious matters, this is how absurd if we subject the judgment of the court to interpretation it will lead us to. So the issue will have to be revisited.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com/103.5FM

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