President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) for his second term in office.
The nation’s address is expected at 1 pm.
The presentation is in line with article 67 of the 1992 Constitution which states that “the President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state of the nation”.
“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 of Parliament, Alban Bagbin told the House on March 2, 2021.
The address will be an overview of plans for his second term in office having won the 2020 presidential election.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to itemise sector by sector the general health of the country and outline policies and programmes to facilitate the country’s socio-economic development in his first State of the Nation Address.
The sectors that are expected to be covered in the address include education, agriculture, energy and health.
With the health sector, President Akufo-Addo will likely give updates on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic divulging the progress of the vaccination roll-out exercise.
He may also state his stance on the ragging LGBTQI+ debate in the country following the opening of a facility in Accra.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana