7th Parliament dissolves tonight

Ghana’s Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic will be dissolved today at midnight bringing its four years of service to a close.

This is in accordance with Article 113(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

The dissolution will make way for the inauguration of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic and the swearing-in of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-elect, and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President-elect on January 7th, 2021, for a second term in office.

President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, January 5th, delivered his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) of his first term as president in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Parliament House in Accra.

A statement from Parliament said, “Members of the 8th Parliament will convene in the Chamber of Parliament to elect a Speaker and Two Deputy Speakers, in accordance with Articles 95, 96 and 100(2) of the 1992 Constitution, after which the elected Members of the 8th Parliament will be sworn in by the Speaker at the Chamber of Parliament as per Article 100(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

The President-elect will then be sworn in before the 8th Parliament in accordance with Article 57(3) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.”

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