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Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Public Holiday September 21

Source: Ghana News Agency (Accra)
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ghana's Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Tuesday, September 21, 2021, had been declared a non-working public holiday to mark the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day annual public holiday of Ghana ("The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 21st September 2021, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country").

The current, September 21, public holiday was renamed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, when, early in 2019, the government of Ghana released its annual list of official non-working lay and religious non-working public holidays in Ghana for the calendar year 2019, including all the particulars of the aforementioned amendments (2019-02-06), amendments which 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).

Ghana's main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has announced that it would reverse some of the 2019 changes to the public holidays of Ghana, if the NDC wins the next general elections in Ghana (2019-07-01).

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