There are several reasons of being a citizen:
- It enable an individual to protect and project the image of the country
- It assist an individual to exercise his/her power in voting as outline in the 1992 constitution of Ghana. In that he/she vote during elections, be it at the local or national level as a means of exercising constitutional right as a citizen.
- It allows an individual to defend the good name of his/her country ( being patriotic)
- It help to foster national unity and live in harmony with others