President John Mahama will on Thursday, February 25, deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address to parliament in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.
This was announced on the floor of Parliament by Majority Leader Alban Bagbin.
This will be Mr Mahama’s last state of the nation address before his first term ends.
Mr Mahama is expected to be greeted by a guard of honour from the Ghana Armed Forces at the forecourt of the State House before ushered into the chamber by the leadership of the House.
The president will account for his administration’s successes in the last year and, in an election year, justify why he should be given a second term in office.
He is expected to touch on various issues, which include power, the economy, security, especially relating to the presence of the two ex-Gitmo detainees, road accidents – the latest being the Kintampo crash which claimed 61 lives – and contract killings.
He is likely to also touch on agriculture, the energy situation in the country, infrastructural development, and sports.
On health, Mr Mahama is expected to touch on the Meningitis threat which has killed at least 100 people.
The president is also expected to address concerns of Labour in the face of constant threats of strike and industrial action.