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Time changed for Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation Address Tuesday 

The time for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation Address (SoNA) has been moved to 1 pm on Tuesday, 9 March 2021.

Previously, the Presudent was scheduled to deliver the nation’s address in Parliament at 8 am on Tuesday.

In a press release issued by the Parliament House, it explained that the time change was necessitated by the business of the house for the week.

“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, 1Alban Bagbin told the House on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

The State of the Nation Address is in accordance with article 67 of the 1992 constitution.

President Akufo-Addo’s message will be an overview of plans for his second term in office having won the 2020 general elections.

He 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.

President Akufo-Addo may also comment on the ragging LGBTI+ debate in the country following the opening of a facility in Accra.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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