BY: Jonathan Armah
The President of the republic Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 delivered his last State Of The Nations Address (SONA2021) in parliament. This was in line with Article 67 of the 1992 constitution which states ” 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 President begun his address by acknowledging the house and some high profiles present. He continued saying “As demanded by the constitution I have come before this august house to deliver the on the dissolution of the 7th parliament the state of the nation’s address” He further added “I am here to account for my 4-year stewardship”
The president touched on key issues of national concern and how he has dealt with them in his 4year tenure of office. Below are some vivid quotes from the President’s SONA 2021 specifying on the peace of Dagbon;
“Mr Speaker, I am pleased to report that our undertaking to bring peace to Dagon has been successful “
” I congratulate the people of Dagbon for deciding to embrace peace “
In Agriculture, Nana Akufo Addo stated that the excellently excused policy, for planting for food and jobs has laid the foundation for the agricultural transformation of our country. He added on that, during this covid-19 crisis, his government have massively been spared spectre of food shortages and that thanks to planting for food and jobs, food have been abundant in our markets.
The President again reminded the entirety of the existence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to take precautionary measures. “I am using this opportunity to remind all of us that the pandemic is still with us and we should follow the safety protocols” says the President.
“I’ll like to say a special thank you to the members of this 7th parliament. I can say they have been the busiest and most productive parliament ever in the history of our country” added the President
To climax the SONA 2021 the president says, “I am thankful to the good people of Ghana for giving me another mandate for 4 more years” and that It’s good for the nation that in the end, the former President John Dramani Mahama chose the legal path instead of the pockets of violence by his party after the election.