President Akufo-Addo has paid glowing tribute to eminent Ghanaians who lost their lives in the year 2018.

Addressing Parliament at the 2019 State of the Nation Address, he said “May their souls' rest and abide in the bosom of the Almighty until the last day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!”

Special mentioning was made of “Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur; UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan; Senior Minister, J.H Mensah; Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe; PNDC Secretary, K.B Asante, and the Poet Laureate, Prof. Atukwei Okai.”

The President’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Parliament on Thursday is expected to focus on key economic successes chalked since he assumed power in 2017.

The annual address is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states: “The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament, deliver a message on the state of the nation.”

A Joy News report that was done on the eve of 2019 and captioned’ Gone but not forgotten: Notable deaths in 2018’  is available. It captures details of the circumstances which led to the passing of some of these heroes.