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Ghana June 4 Public Holiday Update
 
(Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009)

Source: Joy Online (Accra)

Ghana's National Democratic Congress, having recently returned to power, is pushing the President hard to restore the June 4 public holiday, which was abolished in 2001 by the New Patriotic Party government of John Agyekum Kufuor.

The June 4 public holiday, commemorating the 1979 coup by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, was abolished by Parliament in extremis in 2001, after a lengthy parliamentary debate (01-Jun-2001).

Note, however, that one of the first announcements of Ghana's newly-elected President, John Evans Atta Mills, was that a Legislative Instrument will be sent to parliament to create a new, September 21, public holiday honoring Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (20-Feb-2009).

It thus seems unlikely that both public holidays would be added this year. The September 21 public holiday being less divisive a commemoration, we feel that it will be the one voted (if any) rather that the June 4 public holiday.

Related links:

Ghana bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2009)
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Ghana 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Ghana 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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Ghana 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2001-06-01: Ghana Cancels June 4 Public Holiday


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