President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assented to the Public Holiday (Amendment) Act 2019, Act 989.
A statement issued by the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery said the country will celebrate Constitution Day on the of January 7, every year, Founders’ Day on August 4 and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day on September 21, every year.
Read the statement below:
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986), on 16th April, 2019.
The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) states, Statutory Public Holidays and Commemorative days; Public Holidays:
New Year’s Day, -1st January
Constitution Day -7th January
Independence Day- 6th March
Workers’ Day – 1st May
Founders’ Day – 4th August
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day -21st September
Farmers Day- 1st Friday in December
Christmas Day- 25th December
Boxing Day- 26th December
African Union Day -25th May
Republic Day – 1st July
Whilst the public holiday days would be observed as such, the commemorative days would only be observed but not to be observed as holidays.
The general public is hereby informed accordingly.
AMBROSE DERY (MP)
MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR