Rights of being a Citizen

The 1992 constitution of Ghana states that all citizens of Ghana shall have the right and duty at all times

(a) to defend this Constitution, and in particular, to resist any person or group of persons seeking to commit any of the acts referred to in clause (3) of this article; and

(b) to do all in their power to restore this Constitution after it has been suspended, overthrown, or abrogated as referred to in clause (3) of this article.

Also, the rights of being a citizen indicates that the individual has:

  • The right to life, liberty and security of person
  • Freedom of association, expression, assembly and movement
  • The right to the highest attainable standard of health
  • Freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • The right to a fair trial
  • The right to just and favourable working conditions
  • The right to adequate food, housing and social security
  • The right to education
  • The right to equal protection of the law
  • Freedom from arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence
  • Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Freedom from slavery
  • The right to a nationality
  • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • The right to vote and take part in the conduct of public affairs
  • The right to participate in cultural life