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Ghana Founders Day Public Holiday August 4

Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra)
Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2021


The Minister of Interior of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, has released the Press Release TA32/172/01 declaring Wednesday, August 4, 2021, as a non-working public holiday in Ghana, on account of the annual, August 4, Founders' Day public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, August 4, 2021 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 2021 public holidays in Ghana, as announced last January (2021-01-04).

That list of 2021 public holidays in Ghana is partially based on 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).

In the 2018 amendments to the Public Holidays Act, the September 21, public holiday was kept, but was renamed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

Note that 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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