Mahama to present final state of nation address, Thursday

mahPresident John Mahama is set to address Parliament for the last time next week Thursday in what is likely to be his final official engagement as president.

It will be an address on the state of nation, after serving a four year term as president.


His attempt for a second term in office was botched in an election defeat to the opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo last week Wednesday..


President Mahama’s address will be in fulfillment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.


He is expected to provide details of projects his government is executing and highlight some of his achievements as president.


His presentation would also herald the end of the life of the sixth Parliament of the fourth republic which would officially terminate on the 6th of January 2017.

Before Parliament terminates, the house would have to deal with some


outstanding issues and bills or risk starting the whole process again when the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic begins on January 7.


Before the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic assumes its new life, key decisions would have to taken by the new Members of Parliament- elect.


Public Affairs Director of Parliament, Kate Addo explained to OTECNEWS there will be the election of a new Speaker of Parliament, first and second Speakers as well as leaders of the House.


Prior to that though, the new MPs elect in the 2016 elections would have to register from 19-23 December 2016 in order for them to be given the codes that will grant them access to the chamber.
















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