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Ghana Asked To Restore June 4 Public Holiday

Source: GNA (Accra)
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009
Updated: Thursday, September 3, 2009

A youth group with links to the ruling NDC has appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to consider bringing back the June 4 public holiday.

The June 4 public holiday, marking the date of the 1979 coup that brought former president, Jerry Rawlings to power, was canceled in 2001 (2001-06-01).

It seems unlikely that the new Mills administration will revert to this date as a public holiday, particularly as one of the first announcements of the newly-elected President Mills was to announce a long-awaited public holiday honoring Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (2009-02-20).

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