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Akufo-Addo to deliver final State of the Nation address of first term on January 5

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to deliver his last state of the Nation Address on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

This is to mark an end of his first term in office and also ensure a fresh transition into his second term.

Despite the controversies and various petitions by opposition National Democratic Congress, the swearing-in is set come off as scheduled at the Parliament House.

Parliament, in a statement, outlined its programmes leading to the dissolution of its seventh Parliament to pave way for the inauguration of the eighth Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

As part of the line up of activities, the elected MPs of the eight Parliament will convene in the chamber to elect a Speaker and his deputies at 12:01 am on Thursday, January  7 after which they will be sworn-in.

President Akufo-Addo will then be sworn-in as well on the same day in the House.

The programme is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 constitution which states that “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”.

The programme will, however, be strictly by invitation due to COVID-19.

The President-Elect on his previous address to the nation had touched on the various aspects of national development.

This included policies in health, education, security, economy, agriculture, among others.

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