Source:Site Officiel du président Béninois Boni Yayi (Cotonou)
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 Updated: Monday, January 6, 2020
The government of Benin has declared Monday, April 20, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bénin (a déclaré chômé et payé cette journée du lundi 20 avril 2015") to give voters more time to get their voter registration cards.
The aforementioned declaration of Monday, April 20, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bénin ("Journée de la citoyenneté") is in addition to the previously-announced list of annual non-working public holidays in the Benin, as announced by the government of Benin, earlier this year (2015-01-09).
Four years ago (2011-03-10), President Boni Yayi had similarly announced that Friday, March 11, 2011, would be declared a one-off public holiday to allow voters more time during that year's voter registration.
The year before that (2010-05-12), Bénin's Secrétaire Général du Gouvernement, Ibraïma Soulemane, had similarly announced that the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bénin had declared a similar one-off public holiday, for Friday, May 14, 2010, to assist in the progress of Bénin's current census.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Benin Public Holiday April 20" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.