Builsa South Member of Parliament Dr Clement Apaak has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to accept responsibility for the economic situation in the country in his State of the Nation Address.
Dr Apaak described the current situation in Ghana as miserable.
“Akufo-Addo should take responsibility for the current miserable state of our nation when he addresses the nation this morning in Parliament.
“He should use SONA to apologize to Ghanaians for the current pain, suffering, and hopelessness he and his party have visited on Ghana,” the opposition lawmaker tweeted.
Akufo-Addo should take responsibility for the current miserable state of our nation when he addresses the nation this morning in Parliament. He should use SONA to aplogise to Ghanaians for the current pain, suffering, and hopelessness he and his party have visited on Ghana.
— Dr. Clement Abas Apaak (@DrApaak) March 8, 2023
Wa West Member of Parliament Peter Lanchene Toobu also said he expects Akufo-Addo to mention issues relating to the Domestic Bebt Exchange Programme (DDEP) in the SoNA.
The government introduced the DDEP as part of efforts to close the deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
He said the President must also assure the people of Ghana that the IMF is going to approve the deal for Ghana.
“We pray that the president will be able to navigate this country through this period,” Toobu told TV3’s Roland Walker in Parliament ahead of the SoNA.
The President is expected to give accounts of happenings in the country.
The address is respected to touch on the economy and measures outlined to solve the challenges.
This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.
Article 67 says the President shall deliver a message on the State of the Nation to Parliament at the start of each session and before the dissolution of Parliament.