Gov’t declares September 21 a public holiday

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The Ministry of Interior has declared Wednesday, September 21, 2022, as a public holiday to commemorate Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

“The general public is hereby informed that Wednesday, 21st September 2021, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” a statement from the ministry and signed by the sector minister, Ambrose Dery, announced.

This will be the fourth time a holiday has been declared to celebrate the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day since Parliament approved it in 2019.

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Until 2019, September 21 each year was celebrated as a Founder’s Day public holiday to remember Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, as the founder of modern-day Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909, at Nkroful in the Western Region.

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