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Politics of Thursday, 15 February 2018

Source: Kwabena Danso-dapaah

Change timeline of State of Nation Addresses - Odike

Founder and leader of United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike has proposed that, State of the Nation Addresses are delivered shortly after country's budget statements.

According to him, this will enable any President to plan ahead of the economic situation in the country than wait for some months to pass on.

"We should not put the cart before the horse. We can even have them concurrent", the business suggested.

Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM's morning show panel discussion bemoaned situation where promises made by the President normally do not reflect what is captured in the Finance Minister's budget statements.

"We must plan properly as a nation", UPP leader pointed out on "Kroyimunsem" political show appealing to the government as a matter of urgency to reduce the cost of petroleum products in the country to ease the unnecessary economic hardship on the people.

“In my humble appeal, I want President Akufo-Addo to do something economically wise about the skyrocketing of petroleum prices”, he appealed.

“In fact, the situation has brought hardship and killing many businesses” the businessman cum politician spoke concerning the President's 2018 budget statement.

“The opposition NDC should also give us a better alternative to help the growth of the country”, he told host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin

“I want people to come out to state their opinion and offer alternative ideas that will help government policies and programmes such as one district one factory, one district one dam and several others by this government”, Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike challenged.