Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra)
The Government of Ghana has declared Monday, January 7, 2019, as the Constitution Day public holiday.
Recall that, earlier this month (14-Dec-2018), the government of Ghana tabled an amendment to the Public Holidays Act to cancel the Republic Day and African Union Day public holidays on Ghana, marked annually on July 1 and May 25 respectively, and in compensation, to add January 7 as a new annual Constitution Day public holiday in Ghana, while August 4 would be a new annual public holiday in Ghana, to be named Founders’ Day, while the current, September 21, public holiday would be renamed Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.
However, due to the impossibility of passing the bill before January 7, the upcoming January 7 Constitution Day public holiday was declared ad hoc as explained by the Interior Ministry who stated that "Despite the fact that the new bill laid before parliament was still awaiting consideration and approval, the Speaker of Parliament was quoted in a media interview as saying the government could always declare holidays ahead of the passage of bills. Government can always declare a holiday. We don’t need an act".
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