LOCAL NEWS: Akufo-Addo Declares Election Day As Holiday
President Akufo-Addo has declared the Election day, December 7 as a public holiday following an Executive Instrument.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the decision will help Ghanaians have ample time to partake in the Presidential and Parliamentary holiday across the country without any stress.
In a release sighted by ThinkNews Online, President Akufo-Addo said “Under section 3 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (Act 601), the President has the power to declare any other day as a public holiday, instead of a day specified as a statutory public holiday.”
The release also explained that the holiday will help the voting populace on election day to observe the covid-19 protocols and help reduce its spread.
Although the nation has already celebrated Farmers Day, it is emerging that the Dusual December 4 will this year not be marked as a holiday due to the upcoming elections.
“Friday, 4th December 2020, will not be observed as a holiday” he stated.
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith