Order! Order! Hon Members, the House is privileged of the presence of His Excellency, John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana and the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces -- [Hear! Hear!]
His Excellency the President is in the House, in compliance with article 67 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana to deliver a Message on the State of the Nation before the dissolution of the Fourth Parliament of the Fourth Republic. On behalf of Leadership and Members of this august House, and on my own behalf, it is my privilege and singular honour, to welcome His Excellency the President to the House.