Parliament to be dissolved on January 6

The sixth parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana will be officially dissolved at midnight on Friday January 6, 2017.

The house met for the most important last sitting of the term today to witness the last State of the Nation address by President Mahama and to take care of other concluding matters.

The leadership of parliament is expected to change by law although it is unclear who the new speaker could be yet.

The house would however be made up of a 177 majority by the New Patriotic party with the National Democratic Congress forming the minority with 93 members.

The seventh parliament of the Fourth Republic will be ushered in on Saturday January 7, 2017, when the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in.