Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day: September 21 Declared Public Holiday

Dr Kwame Nkrumah (image via Fair Use/Black Post)

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of The Interior has officially declared Monday, September 21, 2020, as a statutory public holiday.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery.

The holiday is to commemorate the birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah – the first President of the Republic of Ghana.

“The general public is hereby reminded that Monday, September 21, 2020, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial day is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read.

The Minister for the Interior, however, advised the general public to observe all the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols.

“The general public is advised to observe the safety protocols associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), especially in relation to social events at public places.”


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