Ghanaian, President Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared March 8, 2021, a public holiday in Ghana.
The President made the declaration through the Interior Ministry of Ghana.
In a statement sighted by African Entertainment on its official website, the Ministry said the declaration was due to the fact that Ghana’s Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday falls on a weekend.
“The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marks Independence Day which is a Statutory Public Holiday,” it said.
“However, 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,” the Ministry said in its release signed by the Minister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery.