On March 8, 2023, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is scheduled to give the State of the Nation Address in Parliament.
This is in line with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, which states that the President shall give a statement on the State of the Nation to Parliament at the start of each sitting of Parliament and prior to the dissolution of Parliament.
This was brought up when Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh delivered the Business Address for the week concluding March 3, 2023.
Among other things, the State of the Nation Address is anticipated to emphasize the government’s major policy goals and tasks for the coming year, as well as the successes of the government and any difficulties encountered.
When introducing the new date for the presentation in Parliament, Speaker of the House Alban Bagbin said, “The day of the SONA was originally declared by the Business Committee on February 28, 2023, but I, in particular, saw that the 28th February was not an appropriate day.
“So I personally got in touch through the Majority Leader, Ose Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu with H.E the President, and after an extensive discussion, it was shifted to the date to 8th March. It was for a good reason that his Excellency, the President finally agreed to the 8th March. We both had to agree to sacrifice some other assignments to do the SONA on the 8th of March,” Speaker Bagbin stated.