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Gov’t declares Monday, August 5 Public Holiday

Government has declared Monday, August 5th, 2019 as a Public Holiday to mark Founders Day celebration.

The Day is earmarked 4th August on the Calendar, but in view of the fact that the celebration falls on a Sunday, the President has invoked the Executive Instrument(EI) to declare Monday a public holiday, a statement signed by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, said.

The statement further urged the public to observe the day as such throughout the country.

The Act

The Ministry of the Interior, on May 8, 2019, announced that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment Act) 2019 (Act 986).

The amendment made May 25, African Union (AU) Day, and July 1, Republic Day, commemorative days and no longer holidays.

The act rather instituted January 7 as Constitution Day and a holiday. Additionally, August 4 was also established as Founders’ Day and a holiday too.

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