On March 8, 2023, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver the State of the Nation Address in Parliament (SONA).
This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, which states that the President shall deliver a message on the State of the Nation to Parliament at the start of each session and before the dissolution of Parliament.
When presenting the Business Statement for the week ending March 3, 2023, Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh mentioned this.
The State of the Nation Address is expected to highlight, among other things, the government’s key policy objectives and deliverables for the coming year, as well as the government’s achievements and challenges.
“The day of the SONA, initially the Business Committee announced 28th February 2023, after that I, in particular, saw that the 28th February was not a suitable day,” said Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin in announcing the rescheduled date of the presentation in Parliament.
“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.
His Excellency, the President, finally agreed to the 8th of March for a reason.
“We both had to agree to give up some other tasks in order to do the SONA on March 8th,” he explained.