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
Minister of Interior