President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, next week Thursday, February 20, deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Parliament.
This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament.
Article 67 states that: “The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the State of the Nation.”
Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, announced this in the Business Statement for the Fourth Week Ending 21st February 2020, of the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Parliament.
He said: “Rt. Hon Speaker, H.E. the President of the Republic is scheduled to deliver a Message on the State of the Nation on Thursday, 20th February, 2020, in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution.”
Mr Mensah-Bonsu reminded members of the House, as a convention, “to be punctual and accordingly be in the Chamber latest by 09:15 a.m. as it may not be courteous for the Members to enter or exit the Chamber after H.E. the President has entered the House to deliver his address.