President Nana Akufo-Addo will later today [ Thursday] deliver his third State of the Nation address to Parliament.
The 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.”
President Akufo-Addo is therefore expected to account for his stewardship over the last one year.
In general, the President’s address is expected to be heavy on the economy, spelling out how policies he initiated over the last year are likely to impact the living conditions of Ghanaians.
Sectors such as education, agriculture, health and the economy in general, are expected to feature prominently.
He is also likely to touch on measures being devised by his government to address insecurity in the country, given the recent cases of abduction and murder in the country.
Akufo-Addo should focus on Security
Policy think-tank group, Strategic Thinker Network (STRANEK) has said that they expect the President to focus more on the safety of Ghanaians.
Speaking to UniversNews, the Executive Director of the STRANEK, Mr. Nii Tettey Tetteh, he said that the recent issues of insecurity in the country was one the President can not overlook.
According to him, the surge in killings through political vigilantism and the seemingly incapacity of the law enforcers to deal with the issue is worrying.
STRANEK is not alone in this expectation of today’s State of the Nation’s Address as the Minority in Parliament have also stated that expect the President to speak on the state of Ghana’s security.
Their request comes in the wake of what the Minority has called a “state of insecurity” following the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence, which observers have criticised for having excessive security.
Hundreds of Ghanaians a few weeks ago marched through principals streets of Accra to put pressure on the government to take urgent action against the growing incidents of violence and attacks in the country.
Credit: universnewsroom.com with additional information from citinewsroom.com