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13-Dec-2018  
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Government has laid a new bill before Parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act to include January 7, August 4 and September 21 as statutory public holidays.
The new bill which was laid by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Thursday, December 13 is seeking to make January 7 Constitution Day and August 4, Founders Day.

If approved, the already existing Founder's Day holiday which is observed on September 21 will now be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

Background

In 2017, President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, proposed that August 4 should be observed as Founders Day in memory of the successive generations of Ghanaians who contributed to the liberation of the country from colonial rule and September 21 set aside as a memorial day for Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first President who was instrumental in the fight for the 6th March independence.
 
 
Source: Graphic Online
 
 

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