Monday December 28 to be observed as ‘Boxing Day’ holiday

Monday December 28 to be observed as ‘Boxing Day’ holiday

- The government has declared Monday, December 28, 2020, as a holiday

- This is because 2020 Boxing Day falls on Saturday which is a weekend

- It is the norm that when a statutory holiday falls on a weekend, it is shifted to be observed on the weekday

- The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, revealed this in a release

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The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has announced that Monday, December 28, 2020, should be observed as a holiday.

The declaration was made following the fact that Saturday, December 26, 2020, marked as Boxing Day, is a weekend.

Since the day is a weekend, the holiday would be observed on Monday as has been the norm in Ghana.

Monday December 28 to be observed as ‘Boxing Day’ holiday

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery. Photo credit: Supplied
Source: UGC

The announcement was communicated in a statement released and signed by Dery.

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See the full but brief statement below:

"The general public is hereby notified that Saturday, 26th December 2020 marks ‘Boxing day’ which is a statutory public holiday.

However, 26th December 2020 falls on a Saturday and therefore, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by an Executive Instrument (E.I), and in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days, 2001 (Act 601) declared Monday, 28th December 2020 as an Additional Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country"

Signed:

Ambrose Dery

Minister of Interior

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has called on the Minority to use the upcoming holidays to make up and settle all differences.

In an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, Mensah Bonsu begged his colleagues on the other side of the House to use the Christmas holidays to reconcile.

The minority has been reported to have been manhandled by the police when they embarked on a protest to present a petition to the Electoral Commission following the 2020 Election results.

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Serwaa Amihere has condemned the police for their action describing it as disrespectful and a threat to democracy.

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