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August 4 declared public holiday to mark Founders’ Day celebration

The Ministry of Interior has declared Wednesday, August 4, 2021 which marks Founders’ Day as a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.

Founder’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the efforts of our forefathers who led the way toward Ghana’s independence.

A statement issued and signed by the Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, said “The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, 4th August, 2021 which marks Founders’ Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country”.

Prior to the passing of the Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law in March 2019, Founder’s Day was formerly celebrated on September, 21 to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

This will be the third time the day is being marked in the country after Parliament approved it as a Statutory Holiday in 2019.

Below is the statement.

Kindly note that August 4 will fall on Wednesday. Thank you!

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