Akufo-Addo declares March 8 public holiday


President Akufo-Addo has through the Interior Ministry announced Monday, March 8 as a public holiday.

This, according to a statement on the ministry’s website on March 1, is because the country’s Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday falls on a weekend.

“The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marks Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday.

“However, in view of the fact that 6th March, 2021 falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E.I), in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 8th March, 2021 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

The release was signed by the Interior Minister-designate, Ambrose Dery.

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