A senior lecturer at the Political Science department of the University of Ghana Dr. Kwesi Jonah has advised President Akufo-Addo to inspire confidence and hope in his maiden state of the nation address scheduled for Tuesday, February 21,2017.

According to the IDEG fellow, Ghanaians will expect hope, above everything, from the President in his address to parliament.

Mr. Akufo-Addo has indicated his presentation will give indications on how he intends to drive the Ghanaian economy in the years ahead.

Speaking on the Morning Starr Monday, the university don told host Francis Abban that the President should be forthright with Ghanaians.

“Because he hasn’t been in power for long, people will expect him to give hope. The president must give hope to this nation that; he is the kind of president who comes into office prepared to deal with the myriad of problems that he has been talking about throughout his campaign.

“This is the first major opportunity for the President to tell the nation that he is up to the task that he has taken upon himself; and it is very important,” he stated.

Akufo-Addo will be addressing parliament for the first time after he was sworn into office following his victory in the 2016 December elections.