There is a latest Ghana’s new succession law that has removed giving properties to baby mamas and side chicks xorlali.com reports.
According to the chairman of the Government Council of LAWA Ghana, Sheila Minkah-Premo, a man’s baby mama, the child isn’t entitled to the deceased’s property.
She went on to say that there is no plan for any woman who hasn’t been married to have children for the deceased.
Nevertheless, the children of the deceased may have a share of the deceased’s property.
Speaking on JoyNews‘ she explained that both the Intestate Succession Bill and the Property Rights of Spouses Bill that regulate inheritance, have not captured giving baba mamas and side chicks any properties because they have not been recognized by law as legal partners. Below is what she had to say;
“The big question of whether the mothers of children who were not married to the fathers can benefit, unfortunately, in this current draft, no provision is made for it.
“These two laws based on Article 22 have gone side by side. The Intestate Succession Bill and the Property Rights of Spouses Bill. In an earlier version of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, an attempt was made to make provision for cohabitees who have lived for five years, but that was strongly objected to. So the last draft of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, that has been totally taken off. The idea is that, they said, if you look at Article 22, it talks about spouses, it doesn’t talk about anything else,” she said.
Although ‘Baby mamas’ are not catered for, Sheila Minkah-Premo noted that children born out of such relationships are entitled to have a share of the deceased’s properties.
“But in this case, the children will benefit. Remember, the definition of children is children, whether born within or outside a marriage. So the children will benefit.”
NB: Divorcees is not going to profit from the distribution of the property of the deceased