President Akufo-Addo to deliver State of the Nation Address on February 21

President Akufo-Addo to deliver State of the Nation Address on February 21

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would on Thursday, February 21, 2019, deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

This year’s SONA will be the third by President Akufo-Addo since he assumed office in January 2017.

The president is expected to state the gains chalked up in the economic, health and agricultural sectors.

President Akufo-Addo to deliver State of the Nations Address on Thursday
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He would address the measures the government under his watch, is taking to address the challenges in those aforementioned sectors.

Akufo-Addo would also use the opportunity to outline progress made in the implementation of flagship projects, such as the free senior high school (SHS) education policy; one-district, one-factory; one-village, one-dam; one-constituency, $1 million and the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

The delivery of the State of the Nation Address is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.

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Article 67 stipulates: "The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before a dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state of the nation."

Delivering the business statement of Parliament for the fourth week ending Friday, February 22, 2019, the Majority Chief Whip, Mr Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, urged his colleagues (Members of Parliament) to be punctual for the occasion.

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