Akufo-Addo delivers State of Nation before NPP MPs, faithful as NDC lawmakers stage walkout

SONA2020: NDC lawmakers walk out of Parliament during the State of Nation Address

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has delivered the State of Nation Address before an audience largely made up of members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“Things are working in Ghana and Ghana is surely changing. The message of the State of the Nation is that our nation is in good health and in good competent hands,” he said.

He listed one achievement after the other that his government has recorded within the last three years.

But the Chamber was deserted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MP) leaving only legislators aligned to the governing party, UPSANEWSROOM.com’s A. Kwabena Brakopowers has reported.

The opposition lawmakers are protesting the government’s delay in the release of the five per cent District Assemblies’ Common Fund.

The Minority Caucus had earlier resolved to give the government of President Akufo-Addo up to Friday to make full payment.

But less than 24 hours to the set deadline, the Minority has visited its anger on the president by walking out on him after the National Anthem was played.

The legislators left their placards behind which they had specifically designed to raise concerns about happenings in the country.

The messages on the placards revolve around issues such as the controversial decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register and the missing 500 excavators, among others.

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