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Namibian May 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: March 17, 2015

Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has issued an "Urgent Media Announcement" which flatly denies the recent rumours about a possible non-working public holiday on Friday, May 18, 2012.

As per the aforementioned announcement, "The public is kindly informed that 18 May 2012 is a normal working day and civil servants and the entire workforce throughout the country must report for work as usual".

Namibia's President is allowed to declare any date as a one-off public holiday, as per Article 32 (5)(a) of the Namibian Constitution, but the Namibian government is in the habit of sternly remonstrating its population on the topic of public holidays rumours (2009-11-13, 2005-12-16 and 2000-08-23) or even then way they are enjoyed (2009-05-01).

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