New Government Parliament postpones Mahama's final State of the Nation Address

President Mahama’s address which will be in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution is expected to catalogue his achievement in his four years in office.

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The State of the Nation Address that was to be delivered by President John Mahama on Thursday December 22, 2016 has been rescheduled for Thursday January 5, 2017.

His address will also be the last one by a head of state to the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

But Deputy Director of Public Affairs Kate Addo speaking to Accra-based Class FM said, Parliament has postponed the presentation by President Mahama.

Read more: Parliament reconvenes Tuesday, December 20

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She said "The business committee will set up the agenda as they have always done, but there are some issues that they will by all means have to be dealt with. One of them is the provision by our 1992 constitution, Article 67, that a sitting president, before the dissolution of parliament, will have to give an account of the state of affairs."

See more: Parliament registers MPs-elect on December 19

"We were initially looking at Thursday, but I got information to the extent that there has to be a change in the date and that has not been confirmed yet; we are waiting for word… Once we are sure of the date, we will communicate, but it will definitely occur before parliament is dissolved on 5 January, 2017," she explained.

The president is expected to provide details of projects his government is undertaking and outline some of his achievements as president.

Members of parliament after rising on Thursday has reconvened for immediate dissolution as the Seventh Parliament begins sitting on January 7.

More here: Mike Oquaye, Freddie Blay, Joe Ghartey tipped to be Speaker of Parliament

President Mahama’s address which will be in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution is expected to catalogue his achievement in his four years in office.

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