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Government Of Ghana Declares Monday 23rd September 2019 As Public Holiday
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Government Of Ghana Declares Monday 23rd September 2019 As Public Holiday 

The Government of Ghana has declared Monday 23rd September 2019 as Public Holiday. The day is to be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, and it will commemorate the birthday of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.

In a statement signed by Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, he explained that the holiday had been shifted to Monday since the Memorial Day of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah falls on Saturday.

Here is the full statement;

Declaration of Monday, 23rd September 2019 As A Public Holiday

The general public is hereby reminded that Saturday, 21st September 2019 which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a statutory Public Holiday.

However, in view of the fact that 21st September 2019 falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (E.I)’ declared Monday, 23rd September 2019 as an additional Public Holiday to be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day throughout the country.

Signed
Ambrose Dery (Mp)
Minister For The Interior
Issued in Accra on Wednesday, 18th September 2019

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