Parliament hosts Akufo-Addo for 2018 State Of Nation Address

The President is set to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament this morning, in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.

At 10:00 am today, Nana Akufo-Addo will present a sector-by-sector account of the general health of the country and outline policies and programmes to facilitate the country’s socio-economic development.

He will also outline strategies to deal with challenges that his administration encountered in the implementation of critical policies.

The sectors that are expected to be covered in the address include education, agriculture, energy and health.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to give an update on the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy and the restoration of the teachers and nurses training allowances.

For agriculture, the President is expected to focus implementation of his government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs Programme.

Furthermore, power generation and the cost of electricity are also expected to feature prominently when he touches on the energy sector.

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 is also likely to touch on other flagship policies such as the One-District, One-Factory and the One-Village, One-Dam.

President will be making a case for his government’s commitment to creating jobs when he launches a National Youth Authority(NYA) training program set to provide 3,000 digital jobs for the youth ahead of the SONA.

The program is 12-weeks online digital marketing and entrepreneurship training spread across all 10 regions.

Each region has an average of 300 slots for youths aged between 18 and 35 years with a basic appreciation of internet and social media.