The State of the Nation Address is expected to be delivered by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in Parliament on March 8, 2023.
This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution which stipulates that the President shall at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament deliver a message on the State of the Nation to Parliament.
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This was brought up when Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh delivered the Business Statement for the week ending March 3, 2023.
Among other things, the State of the Nation Address is anticipated to highlight the government’s major policy goals and deliverables for the coming year, as well as the successes of the government and any difficulties encountered.
“The day of the SONA, initially the Business Committee announced 28th February 2023, after that I, in particular, saw that the 28th February was not a suitable day,” said Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin in announcing the rescheduled date of the presentation in Parliament.
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“So I personally got in touch through the Majority Leader, Ose Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu with H.E the President, and after an extensive discussion, it was shifted to the date to 8th March. His Excellency, the President, finally agreed to the 8th of March for a reason. “We both had to agree to give up some other tasks in order to do the SONA on March 8th,” he explained.
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