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General News of Thursday, 20 February 2020


SOTN2020: Majority 'rejoices' while Minority 'mourns' in white, black outfits

Members of the Majority clad in white while their counterparts wore black outfits Members of the Majority clad in white while their counterparts wore black outfits

The momentum for the 2020 State of the Nation Adress to be delivered by President Nana Akufo-Addo in Parliament is building up as Members of the Legislation troop in.

A number of MPs have filled the Chamber. However, a clear distinction of the attires of members of both sides cannot be missed. Members of the Majority are clad in white attires while the Minority are dressed in black.

Wearing white, Majority members appear to be marking their victory with their feats, but like Ras Mubarak, Parliamentary Member for Kumbungu said, Minority disagrees! By wearing black, they are projecting dissatisfaction over what they have over the years described as devastation of the nation’s economy and development.

Meanwhile, the Majority in parliament, ahead of the address, has cautioned NDC MPs against excessive heckling of President Akufo-Addo.

“There is an acceptable level of heckling in every parliament…it is when we overdo it and excessively it becomes counter-productive and becomes nuisance…placards, for example, is not acceptable in the chamber and we will continue to press on our members not to do it,” deputy majority whip Moses Anim told Starr FM.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to present before Parliament a message on the State of the Nation.

The event is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, which requires the president to brief parliament about the country’s state of affairs.

He is expected to address issues on the economy, coronavirus, sports and fight against galamsey.

Also expected to feature prominently according to information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah 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".

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