Good Friday, Easter Monday declared holidays

The Ministry for the Interior has declared Friday, 19 April and Monday, 22 April 2019 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively...


The Ministry for the Interior has declared Friday, 19 April and Monday, 22 April 2019 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday, respectively.

This was contained in a press release signed by Mr Ambrose Dery on Monday, 15 April.

The government recently tabled an amendment to the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill 2018 in parliament on Thursday, 13 December 2018.

The Amendment Bill outlined the number of holidays in the year, including “New Year's Day (1st January), Constitution Day (January 7), Independence Day (6TH March), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Eid-al-Fitr (Ramadan), Workers Day (1st May), Farmers Day (1st Friday in December) Christmas Day (25th December), Boxing Day (26th December), African Union Day (25th May), Republic Day (1st July).”

August 4 of every year will henceforth be known as Founders Day.

Also, the birthday of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, which hitherto was marked as the country’s Founders Day, will now be known as Nkrumah Memorial Day while January 7 will be known as Constitution Day.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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