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Postponement of the 2022 State of the Union Address until further notice

The President's address for this year that is State of the Nations Address, was scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022, but the Business Committee in Parliament announced that the President will not address the nation on that date.

Speaking on the floor of parliament on Friday, Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin stated that a new date would be announced soon.This, he says, will be done "after we have engaged the Presidency."

The President is required by Article 67 of the Constitution to present the nation's address to Parliament at the start of each session and before the House is dissolved.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to highlight achievements thus far, challenges encountered, and developmental initiatives for the coming fiscal year during his address.

Taking a recap of the previous address on 9th March 2021, the President charged MPs with carrying out their responsibilities toward the rapid transformation of the economy and the improvement of citizens' living standards. President Akufo-Addo also promised that the Executive would collaborate with the Legislative arm of government to achieve this goal.

“As President of the Republic, I give my firm commitment to this end, and I assure Mr Speaker and the Legislature of the co-operation of the Executive in this endeavour.

He revealed that despite inheriting a shattered economy from the NDC administration and the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, the NPP administration was able to restore hope and confidence in the economy.

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Akufo-Addo Alexander Afenyo-Markin Business Committee State of the Union


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