Addressing Parliament on Thursday, February 21 on his third State of the Nation address, the President said his administration’s focus is not about winning the next election but rather, for the generation unborn.
“I am bent on running a responsible administration mindful of the next generation and not the next election,” he told the packed House.
On the economy, the President acknowledged that the government’s efforts at ensuring fiscal policy “are bearing some fruits.”
The debt to GDP ratio he noted has declined while inflation has also dropped.
“We will maintain the discipline and bring progress to our country,” he assured, indicating that the government’s main focus is to ensure a sound economic fundamental to speed up growth.
The annual State of the Nation Address is designed in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.