Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Eid-Al-Adha (Hajj)

Eid-Al-Firt (Ramadan)

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

Commemorative Days:

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.

Signed:

AMBROSE DERY (MP)

MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR

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