State Of The Nation Address – Why Is It Necessary?

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Today, President Akufo-Addo delivered his last state of the nation address for his first term of office.

The address comes just two days before he will be sworn in to start his second term after he was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Elections by the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa.

The state of the nation address is a legal requirement by the Constitution requiring the president to update the people on the status of the nation’s socio-economic landscape.

This is in fulfillment of Article 67 of the 1992 constitution.

It is to ensure that whoever the President is, is held to account for the management of the resources of the country.

In modern times, it is also used by the President to outline their to-do list for the upcoming year.

However, in today’s State of the Nation address which is the last of President Akufo-Addo’s first term in office – it is mainly taking stock of his past four years as president and charting forward a path to growth in the coming years.


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