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

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


Ambrose Dery

Minister of Interior


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