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Ghana's Minister of the Interior, William K. Aboah, has announced that Sunday, August 19, 2012, had been declared as the date of the 2012 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana.
In his aforementioned announcement, however, the Minister of the Interior added that, in view of the fact that August 19 fell on a Sunday, the President of Ghana had issued an Executive Instrument declaring Monday, August 20, 2012, as an additional non-working public holiday in Ghana.
In the past, except for last year (2011-08-26), Ghana had either declared Muslim public holidays early (2008-09-25 and 2007-12-15) as do Nigeria and Libya, or on a more middle-of-the-road date that follows the Saudi Arabian announcements (2010-09-07, 2009-09-15, 2008-12-03 and 2007-10-10).
The aforementioned declaration of Sunday, August 19, 2012, as the date of the 2012 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana is in line with past announcements.
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