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General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020


SONA will focus on economy and achievements - Information Minister

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today fulfill the constitutional duty of addressing Ghanaians on the State of the Nation before the elected representatives of the people in Parliament House in Accra.

It will be the President’s fourth presentation since he assumed the reins of power on January 7, 2017.

Speaking on Okay Fm's Ade Akye Abia Programme, Minister for Information and Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayerebi, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah explained that the State of the Nation Address (SONA) is expected to cover, in broad terms, "areas such as the economy, education, health, security, and infrastructure".

Also expected to feature prominently is the "banking sector clean-up and how government is approaching the issue of providing depositors whose money was locked up with some insolvent banks and microfinance institutions access to their funds in part or full".

Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution states: “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.”