Akufo-Addo to deliver 1st State of the Nation Address on March 9

Akufo-Addo to deliver 1st State of the Nation Address on March 9

- Akufo-Addo would be delivering his first ever State of the Nation Address since he was sworn in for his second term

- The address will be on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

- His address is expected to focus on national development including, security, economy, agriculture, environment, education and particularly health

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would be delivering his first ever State of the Nation Address since he was sworn in for his second term.

The address will be in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution which requires the sitting President to present to an address to parliament at the beginning of each session before its dissolution.

The speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin announced that one of the immediate parliamentary business is to receive the President for the presentation of his address to the house.

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Akufo-Addo to deliver 1st State of the Nation Address on March 9
Akufo-Addo to deliver 1st State of the Nation Address on March 9 Photo credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Source: UGC
“The House will be privileged to receive the President who is obligated to deliver the State of the Nation Address. His Excellency has given an indication to me that he is ready to do the obligation on Tuesday 9th March 2021”, the Speaker said.

Akufo-Addo’s address will be an overview of plans he has in store for his second term in office.

Just like other past addresses, Akufo-Addo address is expected to focus on national development including, security, economy, agriculture, environment, education and particularly health due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the roll-out of the country’s vaccination exercise.

The speaker of Parliament also stated that the annual Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government will be laid before the house on Friday, March 12, 2021.

In other news, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says the Appointment Committee of Parliament does not have “the final say” in the approval or disapproval of any of the ministerial nominees.

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The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide remarked in the wake of the rejection of three ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

“…the Appointments Committee does not and cannot have a final say relative to the approval or disapproval process per the Standing Orders!,” he stated in a Facebook comment sighted by YEN.com.gh. “It can only recommend approval by consensus or majority decision by the plenary,” he added.

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