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Government announces Monday, 8 March, as public holiday

The holiday is to commemorate Ghana’s Independence Day anniversary, which falls on Saturday, 6 March.

The government of Ghana has announced Monday, 8 March 2021, as Public Holiday.

This comes on the heels of Independence Day falling on Saturday, March 6.

The announcement was contained in a statement by the Ministry of Interior, signed by the Minister-designate, Ambrose Dery.

“In view of the fact that 6 March 2021 falls on Saturday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (EI), in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601), declared Monday, 8 March 2021 as a Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement sighted by Original News read.

 

Independence Day celebration suspended

 President Akufo-Addo has suspended the mounting of parades as part of activities to mark Ghana’s 64th Independence Day celebration.

According to a Ghana Education Service (GES) memo, the directive came in a letter to GES from the Presidency on February 11.

The directive is in line with presidential measures of avoiding large gatherings as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

To this end, all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Education Directors and Heads of all schools have, through their Regional Education Directors, been asked to comply with the directive.

“Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all Regions that the 64th Independence Anniversary Parade on the 6th March 2021 has been suspended forthwith across the country,” GES noted in the memo.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams |Originalfmonline.com| Ghana

 

 

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