Holiday: Monday September 21 to be observed as Nkrumah Memorial Day

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Holiday: Monday September 21 to be observed as Nkrumah Memorial Day

The Ministry of Interior has reminded the public that Monday, September 21, 2020, is a public holiday marking Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

The general public is hereby reminded that it is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country, a press statement issued by the Ministry of Interior and signed by the Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery said.

The general public is advised to observe the safety protocols associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), especially in relation to social events at public places, the statement added.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honour Ghana’s first President.

In the past, the celebration of the day had been marked with some controversy.

While some are of the view that Dr Nkrumah is the sole founder of Ghana, others think there were many people who contributed to the founding of the modern state of Ghana, notably the other members of Big Six.

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