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Ghana 2015 Ramadan Public Holidays Extended

Source: Ghana Government Portal (Accra)
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015


Ghana's Minister of Interior, Mark Woyongo, following its earlier announcement that Saturday, July 18, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming 2015 annual Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Ghana, has announced that Ghana's President, John Mahama, has by an Executive Instrument also declared Monday, July 20, 2015, as a statutory non-working public holiday in Ghana "because the Eid-ul-Fitr falls on a weekend".

Earlier this week (2015-07-13), Saturday, July 18, 2015, had been declared by Ghana's Ministry of the Interior, on the recommendation of Ghana's National Hilal Committee (NHC), as the date of the 2015 Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Ghana, in line with past announcements (2014-07-21, 2013-08-05, 2012-08-16, 2011-08-26,2008-09-25,2007-12-15, 2010-09-07, 2009-09-15, 2008-12-03 and 2007-10-10) and with the list of official 2015 non-working public holidays in Ghana, announced earlier this year (2015-01-03).

At the time, the National Hilal Committee had also asked the Ministry of the Interior of Ghana to declare Monday, July 20, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Ghana ("In accordance with section 2 of the Public Holiday (amendment) Act 1995, it will be appreciated if Monday 20th July is declared as a statutory public holiday"). Thus, as per the aforementioned announcement, "The general public is hereby, informed that Monday 20th July 2015, has been declared a public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country".


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