President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today Thursday, February 8, 2018, deliver his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament, in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.
He delivered his first State of the Nation Address on February 21, 2017 barely two months after assuming the reins of government.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to itemise sector by sector the general health of the country and outline policies and programmes to facilitate the country’s socio-economic development in his second State of the Nation Address.
The sectors to be covered in the address include health, agriculture, education and energy.
Touching on the educational sector, President Akufo-Addo is expected to update the country about the implementation his government’s flagship programme, the Free Senior High School (SHS) education policy and the restoration of the teachers and nurses training allowances.
On the agricultural sector he is expected to speak about how far his administration has gone with the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme.
The sustainability of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in terms of financial commitments to clear arrears owed service providers and contractors might be a focus in the health sector.
The President may also give details on the progress of policies such as the one-village, one-dam and one-district, one-factory.