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2016 SOTN was 'a theatrical performance' - Nduom

“Was the President orchestrating a cheering squad in the House? Or was it meant to present the State of the Nation as prescribed by the 19192 Constitution?” Dr. Nduom asked.

 

In a post of his Facebook page, Dr. Nduom urged Ghanaians never to allow such a “theatrical performance to happen in the People's House, Parliament, as occurred this past week in the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.”

“Was the drama that unfolded meant to be a campaign rally? Was it meant to officially launch a re-election manifesto?” he asked.

President Mahama on Thursday presented the 2016 State of the Nation address to Parliament as stipulated in the constitution.

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That was his last address as President before the November polls but many have criticised MPs for the loud boos and cheers they made during the address while others also criticized the President for many too many side comments.

“Was the President orchestrating a cheering squad in the House? Or was it meant to present the State of the Nation as prescribed by the 1992 Constitution?” Dr. Nduom asked.

Below is Dr. Nduom’s full post

Never Again!

Never again should we the people allow a theatrical performance to happen in the People's House, Parliament, as occurred this past week in the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.

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Was the drama that unfolded meant to be a campaign rally? Was it meant to officially launch a re-election manifesto?

And the irresponsible behaviour of both the majority and the minority? With the President orchestrating a cheering squad in the House? Or was it meant to present the State of the Nation as prescribed by the 1992 Constitution?

This is what Chapter 6 Directive Principles of State Policy prescribes:

"The President shall report to Parliament at least once a year all the steps taken to ensure the realization of the policy objectives contained in this Chapter and, in particular, the realization of basic human rights, a healthy economy, the right to work, the right to good health care and the right to education."

Is this what happened yesterday?

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