The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver his last State of the Nation address for his first term in office on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
The event is expected to come off at 10:00am on the said date.
A press statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo said attendance is strictly by invitation due to Covid-19.
The State of the Nation address is in accordance 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”.
Meanwhile, the current Parliament is set to be dissolved come January 6, 2021 for the 8th Parliament to be inaugurated on January 7.
The Parliamentary Service in a statement outlined programmes to usher in the 8th house to facilitate the swearing-in of the President-elect, Akufo-Addo.
“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 read.