March 2, 2021

President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver this year’s state of the Nation address in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, which states that at the beginning of each session of Parliament and desolation of parliament the president performs this duty.

According to the Speaker, Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin the President has indicated to him he is ready to perform that constitutional duty on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

He further announced to the House on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 that within this same meeting which ends at the end of this month, the president has caused to be prepared the financial budget to be presented to the House for approval under Article 197 on Friday, March 12, 2021.

And told the House there is a tall order of businesses to be performed before the end of this month; and urged MPs to cooperate with him and leadership of the House in this regard.

He ended on a sad note, by announcing to the House the death of Robert Apadola, Deputy Clerk of Parliament, one of the foundation members of the fourth Republican Parliament. His death occurred during the three weeks suspension of the House.

The Speaker told the House the late Apadola was admitted at Korle Bu and when leadership got wind of his bad health condition, they took a quick decision to seek further medical attention and whiles arrangements were being made to receive him into a health facility for treatment, he passed away.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/