President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to deliver the State of the Nation Address, (SONA) to Parliament on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am.(GMT).
The State of the Nation Address is an annual address to Parliament by the President of the Republic of Ghana covering economic, social and financial state of the country, according to Article 67 of the country’s constitution.
Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, reading the Business Statement on behalf of the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, for this week, made the announcement of the President’s Address.
“Right Hon Speaker, His Excellency, the President of the Republic is expected to deliver a Message on the State of the Nation on Thursday, 8th February 2018, in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution,” Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh said.
He entreated members of the House to be punctual for the event.
“Hon Members are therefore urged to be in the Chamber latest by 09:15 hours, as it may not be courteous for Members to enter or exit the Chamber after the President has entered the House to deliver the address. Indeed, it is a breach of protocol,” Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh said.
“Mr Speaker, the Business Committee takes this opportunity to advise Hon. Members not to enter the Chamber with their guests.”