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Ghana declares March 8 as a public holiday


Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo has announced Monday March 8th 2021 as a public holiday.

According to a statement on the Interior Ministry’s website, this is because the country’s Independence Day, which is a Statutory Public Holiday, falls on a weekend.

“The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marks Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday.

“However, in view of the fact that 6th March, 2021 falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E.I), in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 8th March, 2021 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

The release was signed by the Interior Minister-designate, Ambrose Dery.