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Seventh Parliament to be dissolved today

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The 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic will be dissolved later today at midnight in accordance with Article 113(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

The dissolution of the 7th Parliament will pave way for the inauguration of the new parliament and the the subsequent investiture of the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo on January 7, 2021.

The 8th Parliament will see the election of a new Speaker of Parliament and two deputies.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo was in Parliament to present his final State of the Nation Address in his first term which is in accordance Article 67 of the Constitution.

Parliament in a statement 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.”

Already, 13 heads of states and foreign ministers have confirmed to be present on the inauguration of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Source: Ghana Waves

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