The President of Ghana is expected to deliver the last state of the nation address on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
The event scheduled for exactly 10 am on on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 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 a dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state of the nation”.
According to a statement from the Public Affairs Unit of Parliament said COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to.
The President’s address is expected to address issues with COVID019 and attempts by the government to get the country on course economic recovery.
A statement signed by Parliament’s Director of Public Affairs, Madam Kate Addo also announced the dissolution of the current parliament at midnight, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
“At 12:01am on 7th January, the Elected Members of the 8th Parliament will convene in the Chamber of Parliament to elect a Speaker and Two Deputy Speakers, in accordance with Articles 95, 96 and 100(2) of the 1992 Constitution, after which the elected Members of the 8th Parliament will be sworn in by the Speaker at the Chamber of Parliament as per Article 100(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. The President-elect will then be sworn in before the 8th Parliament in accordance with Article 57(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana,” the statement added.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020