March 8, 2021, has been declared a public holiday.
A statement signed by the President’s representative at the Ministry of the Interior said the day has been declared a Public Holiday “in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601)”.
March 6 is set aside every year in the country as a holiday to mark Ghana’s independence, but this year’s celebration falls on a weekend.
For this reason, the holiday has been shifted to Monday.
“In addition to the public holiday, the President may, in the public interest, by executive instrument declare any other day to be a public holiday,” the Holidays Act states.
The statement called on Ghanaians to observe the day as a statutory public holiday nationwide.
“In view of the fact that 6th March 2021 falls on a Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has by Executive Instrument (E.I), in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 8th March 2021, as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”