President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo-Addo will on Thursday, February 21, 2019 deliver his third State of the Nation address to Ghanaians in Parliament.

He is expected to account for his stewardship over the last one year. “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,” Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution states.

In general, the President’s address is expected to be heavy on the economy, spelling out how policies he initiated over the last year are likely to impact the living conditions of Ghanaians.

President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians

President Nana Akufo-Addo. Source: Facebook/Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Source: Facebook

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Sectors such as education, agriculture, health and the economy in general, are expected to feature prominently.

Akufo-Addo is also expected to give Ghanaians an update on measures being devised by his government to address insecurity in the country, given the recent cases of abduction and murder in the country.

YEN.com.gh brings you a live update of the 2019 State of the Nation Address;

Thousands of our compatriots were in Dagbon to share in the joy of the New Yaa Naa's coronation a month ago. It marked the climax of a tortuous journey and a hard grind - @NAkufoAddo
I'm certainly not looking for praise for the peace that has come to Dagbon. I want time, money and effort to be spent on making Dagbon and Ghana great - @NAkufoAddo
President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians

When Rt Hon Professor Oquay, Speaker of Parliament entered the Chamber. Source: Twitter.
Source: UGC

I pray that we all continue the process until peace becomes the fabric of Dagbion - @NAkufoAddo
Government is committed to the equitable distribution of national resources across Ghana. - @NAkufoAddo
This is the 16th time Ghana has had to go to the IMF. We can't make the progress we desire until we are consistent in the management of our own economy - @NAkufoAddo
The economy is at the heart of all my government seeks to do for the good people of Ghana - @NAkufoAddo

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Our efforts are bearing fruits and the world is taken notice of the improvement in our economic fundamentals - @NAkufoAddo
Ghana’s GDP growth is among the highest in the world. Our GDP growth in 2019 is forecasted at 7.9% - @NAkufoAddo
We intend to introduce measures that will ensure that we have the firmest foundations for the economic takeoff that has eluded us for so long - @NAkufoAddo
Mr Speaker, I am bent on running a responsible administration. - @NAkufoAddo
The fight against child labour has chalked some moderate success. Ghana has moved up from on the trafficking watchlist - @NAkufoAddo
Workers in the public sector received 10% increment in their salaries.- @NAkufoAddo
Our ports remain national assets we must manage them to improve trade for the benefit of Ghanaians - @NAkufoAddo
Poverty should not be an excuse for any Ghanaian child not to reach their potential. Young people ought to have options on their career paths so construction of 10 new TVET centres will take place this year - @NAkufoAddo
Today our national health insurance scheme is buoyant as government has paid the huge debt we inherited - @NAkufoAddo.

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The Saglemi Housing project started by the NDC is high on our list of priorities this year. The 5, 000 units it offers will boost our housing situation - @NAkufoAddo
We are putting in place plans to avert the perennial flooding caused by the spillage of the Bagre dam which has affected lives and properties - @NAkufoAddo
We're putting in place plans to prevent the perennial flooding caused by the spillage of the Bage Dam which has resulted in lives and properties being lost. Desilting of the White Volta will take place this year - @NAkufoAddo
We're continuing with initiatives to improving the Creative Arts Sector and are finalising the Creative Arts Bill - @NAkufoAddo
Drone technology has been introduced into the health system for the delivery of medical products and blood while we're expecting the delivery of 275 ambulances in June - @NAkufoAddo
We are not getting as many people coming into Ghana as we should. We're making a special effort to attract tourists under the See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana campaign - @NAkufoAddo
If there is any Government that has been on the side of persons with disability, then it is my Government. We have ensured the continuous employment of persons with disability at our toll booths - @NAkufoAddo
Several tourist sites including the Elima Heritage Bay, the Tetteh Quarshie farms and the Kintampo waterfalls are undergoing upgrades - @NAkufoAddo

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I will make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of my tenure - @NAkufoAddo
President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo delivers his third State of Nation Address to Ghanaians
Source: Twitter

We will establish a state-of-the-art recycling plant at Agbogbloshie, the construction of which will start in April - @NAkufoAddo
It's unfortunate that in 2019 we have to come back to this but open defecation cannot be a characteristic of a country hoping to be counted among the developed ones - @NAkufoAddo
The Jubilee House from August this year, will be powered by solar energy as an example to others - @NAkufoAddo
After many years of almost giving up, it took an NPP to discover oil in Ghana.
13 oil blocks were signed under the NDC but not a single one was developed.
The first one signed under my government has led to the second biggest oil discovery in Ghana - @NAkufoAddo
If there is any Government that has been on the side of persons with disability, then it is my Government. We have ensured the continuous employment of persons with disability at our toll booths - @NAkufoAddo
Our local textile industry has been struggling for years. We've decided to give them a stimulus to put them back on the right footing - @NAkufoAddo
MASLOC has been revamped and is doing what it was set up for. There's been strict adherence to credit procedures - @NAkufoAddo
The development of Obuasi will reflect the wealth its soil produces like its counterparts around the world - @NAkufoAddo
I will present 50 ANKAI Buses to the Armed Forces, the first tranche of the 138 Staff and Operational Vehicles of various categories, and 26 dispatch motorbikes. This year, we will provide the Army with 30 Otokar APCs, and 6 Fast Patrol Boats for the Navy - @NAkufoAddo
The amendment of LI 1332, seeking to change the length of service of the men and women of the other ranks of the Armed Forces from 25 to 30 years and the associated career progression plan, has been reviewed, laid and passed by Parliament - @NAkufoAddo
Gov't is committing an extra $1 billion into the development of the railway network - @NAkufoAddo
The events of last Monday, in Kumasi, where a meeting of the national and regional executives of the NDC was broken up by acts of violence, leading to the tragic death of a citizen, have reinforced the urgent need for us to find path without violence - @NAkufoAddo
If voluntary disbandment by the parties is not feasible, then I will initiate legislation on the matter. Vigorous debate and the exchange of ideas should be the true basis of political dialogue in our country, not the activities of party vigilante groups - @NAkufoAddo

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