Monday December 28 to be observed as ‘Boxing Day’ holiday

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Monday, December 28, 2020, has been declared as a public holiday by the government through the Ministry of Interior owing to the fact that ‘Boxing Day’ falls on Saturday 26 December 2020.

Per the norm, when a statutory public holiday falls on a weekend, it is usually shifted to Monday for it to be observed.

This directive was communicated in a statement released and signed by the Minister for Interior Ambrose Dery. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Ado has directed for the continual closure of beaches, pubs and night clubs as part of measures taken to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

Read the full statement below;

The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 26th December 2020 marks ‘Boxing day’ which is a statutory public holiday.

However, 26th December 2020 falls on a Saturday and therefore, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by an Executive Instrument (E.I), and in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 28th December 2020 as an Additional Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country

Signed:

Ambrose Dery

Minister of Interior

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