Ghanaian leader Akufo-Addo will deliver his annual State of the Nation speech on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, officials have announced.
Majority leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu made the announcement on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, January, 28, 2020.
The delivery of the 2020 State of the Nation Address is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana.
Article 67 of the Constitution states that “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”.
“Mr. Speaker, the House would also receive His Excellency, the President of the Republic in February 2020, when he attends upon Parliament in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution to deliver a message on the State of the Nation,” Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu said.
The State of the Nation Address gives Ghanaian Presidents the opportunity to account for their stewardship.
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from Citinewsroom