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Government suspends the 2022 State of the Nation Address indefinitely

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Government suspends the 2022 State of the Nation Address

Government suspends the 2022 State of the Nation Address indefinitely

The President as he does every year by accounting to the Ghanaian people the state of the country may not come off as planned this year.

This development was disclosed by the Deputy Majority leader Honorable Afenyo-Markin. According to the lawmaker, the 2022 State of the Nation Address expected to be presented by President Akufo-Addo has been postponed. He added that the new date would be communicated soon.

This year’s address was scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022, but the Business Committee in Parliament said the President will not address the nation on the said date.

But Mr. Afenyo-Markin, speaking on the floor of Parliament noted that the new date will be communicated “after we have engaged the Presidency.”

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Article 67 of the Constitution mandates the President to present the nation’s address to Parliament at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of the House.

During the address, President Akufo-Addo is expected to underscore the achievements chalked so far, challenges faced, and outline developmental initiatives for the coming financial year.

The address, some Parliamentarians on the Majority side said will center on the controversial 1.75% E-levy proposed by the government and also set out the government’s key policy objectives and deliverables for the year.

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