President John Mahama’s presentation of his last State of the Nation Address before his exit has been postponed to January 5, 2017.

Parliament varied the date of the event which had earlier been set for Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Majority Chief Whip and a member of Parliament’s Business Committee, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak who confirmed the new date in an interview with Joy FM stated that the House is hoping to clear a backlog of business before Parliament before legislators went on break.

“Before we went on the break for the election there were a number of bills outstanding. Prominent among them is the right to information bill.

“So my understanding is that at the business committee we scheduled the businesses that were outstanding to try as much as possible to finish them.”

President Mahama’s address which will be in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution is expected to catalogue his achievement in his four years in office.