The State of the nation’s address is an annual address to parliament given by the President of the republic of Ghana covering economic, social and financial State of the Country according to Article 67 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
The SONA which is often broadcast serves as a means to inform the nation about its present economic, political and social condition.it also gives the President an opportunity to summarize his accomplishments and plans of his programme of government both for a particular year and until his term of office.
The Information Service Department undertook a survey to seek opinions of the general public in the Municipality on the State of the Nations Address. Some sections of the Public expressed their joy, enthusiasms, optimism whiles others poured out their frustrations.
The President in his address assured Ghanaians that, things may be dire today, nonetheless, we must count our blessings. Our petrol stations have fuel, and we have been spared long, winding queues to fuel our vehicle. Our markets and shops are, by the grace of God, well-stocked, and we have not been faced with the prospect of the rationing of basic necessities such as fruits and vegetables. Our children’s schooling has not been interrupted. We have continued to provide FREE SHS, FREE TVET and pay teacher and nursing allowances. Our electricity supply has been consistent, and we have been spared the hardship of Dumsor during such a trying time. Our country continues to be stable and at peace.
Throughout history, there are many instances of nations going through periods where dark clouds create shadows that momentarily shield the yearned –for vision from sight. Such moments should not be ones in which despair takes over. Such moments call for strength of character, sense of purpose and an abiding commitment to the general good.
NJNMA REACTIONS IN THE MUNICIPALITY
Mr. Awusi Emmanuel, a teacher at Oyoko commented that the government should punish all the government officials whose name appeared in the Auditors general report as culprit on the misuse of the covid 19 funds.
Madam Doris Yeboah, a nurse at Asokore said that, indeed, she saw massive use of the covid-19 funds, she indicated the government reduced electricity bill, offered free water for some months and even provided free foods and shelter to people who live on the streets.
Mr. Danso Amoasi, a teacher at Effiduase, said the government should invest in initiatives that would generate income to the country and also venture manufacturing to n
Madam Alberta Dansoa, a native of Akwadum, said the government should reduce his size of Ministerial appointment and their Deputies.
Mr. Anaan Kumah, from Suhyen said, the government policy about one district one factory is a failure.
Madam Ramatu Alhassan, a market woman at Akwadum said, their wards in SHS are always complaining that they do not enjoy three square meal a day in school which is a concern to them as parents.
Mr. Asamoah Eric, a lecturer at SDA College of Education at Asokore was happy for the exchange of Oil for Gold which has helped in stabilizing the fuel prices in our country.
His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana assured the country that the economy will bounce back and therefore all citizens should have faith in God and him.
Municipal Information Officer.