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Politics of Thursday, 20 February 2020


SOTN2020: 'Our black attire will reflect the true state of Ghanaians' - Minority

Some minority members in parliament Some minority members in parliament

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is set to deliver his State of the Nation Address in Parliament.

The delivery of the SOTN is in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, which requires the President of the Republic to give an account of the performance of the ruling Government in the past year and make a projection of how the nation would perform in the coming year.

This will be President Akufo-Addo’s fourth since assuming the reigns of power in 2017, following an overwhelming electoral victory of more than one million votes in December 2016.

The SOTN is normally characterized by antics by both the Majority and Minority will also experience same today.

Speaking on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia programme, former Energy Minister and MP foe Ellembelle, Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah explained that "members of the minority will all be in a black attire", adding that this "represents and reflects the true state of the people of Ghana."

"The Minority (in Parliament) has the people of Ghana at heart and we represent their interest and so we are telling the president with our black attire that the people of Ghana are not interested in his kind of government and leadership," he stated.

The address is to afford the President the opportunity to account for his stewardship over the last one year and also project the plans of the government for the coming year.

The President’s address is expected to be heavy on the economy, and how the government intends to ensure its growth to help citizens.

Sectors such as education, agriculture, health and the economy in general, are also expected to feature prominently.