January 7 declared public holiday

The Ministry for the Interior has declared Monday, January 7, 2019 as a public holiday that must be observed as such.

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery

A statement signed by the Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery, said the day has been christened "Constitution Day".

In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, proposed that August 4 should be observed as Founders Day in memory of the successive generations of Ghanaians who contributed to the liberation of the country from colonial rule and September 21 set aside as a memorial day for Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first President who was instrumental in the fight for the 6th March independence.

Ghanaians will continue to enjoy other public holidays, New Year's Day (January 1), Independence Day (March 6), Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Others are Eid-ul-Adha (Hajj period), Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan period), Workers' Day (May), Farmers' Day (Ffirst Day in December), Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26).


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