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2021: January 1, January 7 declared public holidays

BY: graphic.com.gh
January 1, January 7 declared public holidays

The Ministry of Interior has declared Friday, January 1, 2021, which marks New Year Day, and Thursday, January 7, 2021, which marks Constitution Day as statutory public holidays.

In separate statements signed by the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, the Ministry directed that the days "should be observed as such throughout the country".

Constitution Day

First observed in 2019, Constitution Day is to remind Ghanaians of their commitment to upholding the tenets of the rule of law, constitutionalism and democracy.

More importantly, the day is to remind the citizens of their collective commitment to a regime of uninterrupted constitutional order.

In December 2018, the government presented a bill before Parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act, 2001 (Act 601) to include January 7 as a statutory public holiday.

It made July 1, formerly marked as Republic Day and public holiday, a commemorative day.