Constitution Day: Government Declares January 7 A Public Holiday

Nana Akufo-Addo

The Government of Ghana has declared Monday, 7th January 2019 as a public holiday which will be known as ‘Constitution Day’.

This declaration was made in a statement which was issued by the Ministry of the Interior and signed by the Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery.

Earlier this month, the Government of Ghana presented a bill before parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act to include January 7, August 4 and September 21 as statutory public holidays.

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7th January has been declared Constitution Day because January 7, 1993, was the day the current Constitution came into force for the Fourth Republic of Ghana after its approval at a Referendum held on April 28, 1992.

Below is a copy of the statement:

Happy holidays!!

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