Source:Ghana News Agency (Accra)
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 2, 2020
Ghana's Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has issued the press release TA32/172/01 confirming that Friday, November 6, 2020, would not be a public holiday in Ghana ("The general public is hereby informed that Friday 6th Novemeber 2020 is NOT a Public Holiday even though the National Farmers’ Day will be observed on that day.").
Normally, the Farmers' Day and related public holiday of Ghana, are observed jointly on the first Friday of December. However, on election years, Farmers' Day is moved to the first Friday of November, while the associated public holiday of Ghana remains on the first Friday of December (2012-11-29, 2012-10-29, 2008-11-06, 2004-11-26, 2004-10-25 and 2000-10-27).
But, 4 years ago, confusion reigned supreme for many weeks, prior to November 4, as Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Netson Akatey (2016-09-03), and Ghana's Interior Minister, Prosper Bani (2016-11-03), announced in turn that Friday, November 4, 2016, the date of that year's Farmers' Day, would, and would not, be a non-working public holiday in Ghana, despite the list of official 2016 non-working public holidays in Ghana, announced earlier that year (2016-01-01).
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