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Mahama presents his last State of Nation Address Today

President John Mahama will today present his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) as he exits from power after a four-year tenure.

The address is in compliance of the dictates of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution and is expected to touch on the country’s achievements and challenges.

The President’s last SONA was earlier set for Thursday, December 22, 2016, but was postponed to January 5 to allow Parliamentarians deal with outstanding businesses before they break for Christmas holidays.

Per a statement issued by the Public Affairs Directorate of Parliament and signed by its Deputy Director, Ms Kate Addo, after the address on Thursday, January 5, on the midnight of Friday, the House will be dissolved in order to usher in the sixth Parliament.

“Minutes after the life of the sixth parliament stands dissolved, the next one is activated by the inauguration ceremony that will take place on the midnight of the [7th of January],” she added.

She also noted that, prior to the outgoing President’s address, the Chinese government will on Wednesday officially hand over some security equipment it donated to Parliament.

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