Source:Ghana News Agency (Accra)
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A statement by the Minister of Interior of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Tuesday, August 4, 2020, was a non-working public holiday, on account of the annual, August 4, Founders' Day public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby reminded that Tuesday, August 4, 2020 which marks Founders’ Day is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country").
The aforementioned announcement is in line with the list of 2020 public holidays in Ghana, as announced last January (2020-01-05), as well as with the 2018 amendments to the Public Holidays Act (2018-12-14), which canceled the Republic Day and African Union Day public holidays in Ghana, marked annually on July 1 and May 25 respectively, while adding new public holidays in Ghana on January 7 (Constitution Day), and August 4 (Founders’ Day). The current, September 21, public holiday would remain, but be renamed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.
The late 2018 amendments were passed by the Parliament of Ghana, despite a walkout by the opposition, the following month (2019-03-03), and were signed into law by Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a couple of months later (2019-05-08), though Ghana's main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has announced that it would restore the July 1st Republic Day public holiday of Ghana, if the NDC wins the next general elections in Ghana (2019-07-01).
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