Just in: Government adds January 7 and August 4 to statutory public holidays

Important date

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on behalf of the government on Thursday 13th December laid a bill before parliament to amend the Public Holiday Act, to add January 7 and August 4 as statutory public holidays.
The new bill is seeking to make January 7 Constitution Day and August 4, Founders Day respectively. The new bill is also recommending scrapping the AU holiday on May 25 and the Republic holiday on July 1.
Should the bill be approved, existing Founder’s Day holiday which is observed on September 21 will now be observed only as a Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day and would be a public holiday.
Thus the AU and Republic days will also be observed only as remembrance days.
Other public holidays
Ghanaians will remain to enjoy other public holidays, New Year’s Day (January 1), Independence Day (March 6), Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Others are Eid-ul-Adha (Hajj period), Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan period), Workers’ Day (May), Farmers’ Day, Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26).
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