May Day holiday: Monday May 3 declared as day of rest for all Ghanaian workers

May Day holiday: Monday May 3 declared as day of rest for all Ghanaian workers

- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared that Monday, May 3, 2021, is a public holiday

- The day is to commemorate May Day, otherwise known as the Workers’ Day, which falls on Saturday, May 1

- Interior Minister Ambrose Dery noted that it is in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, (Act 601)

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Just like any public holiday that falls on a weekend, Ghanaians have become used to the day being shifted to the day of a week to commemorate it.

In view of this, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared that Monday, May 3, 2021, is a public holiday.

The day is to commemorate May Day, otherwise known as Workers’ Day, which falls on Saturday, May 1.

May Day holiday: Monday May 3 declared as day of rest for all Ghanaian workers
May Day holiday: Monday May 3 declared as day of rest for all Ghanaian workers

A statement sighted by YEN.com.gh as issued by the Ministry for the Interior and signed by sector minister Ambrose Dery on Thursday, April 29, 2021, noted that it is in accordance with Section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, (Act 601)

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“In view of the fact that 1st May 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, (Act 601) declared Monday, 3rd May 2021 as an additional Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.”

Labour Day, also known as May Day and is a public holiday in many countries across the world. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date can vary.

May Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In other news, Yvonne Nelson has harshly criticised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for returning Ghana to the dark days of erratic power outages christened ‘dumsor’.

Bitterly disappointed with the president’s failure to eradicate dumsor totally, contrary to his electioneering promise, the award-winning movie star took to Twitter to call him out.

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She said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that Ghanaians are exhausted with the president’s lies regarding the country’s current power challenges.

“We are tired of their LIES #DUMSORMUSTSTOP Same STORY year after year....... same lies...different parties,” Nelson said in the tweet as she shared a snapshot of a previous statement made by the president on the crisis.

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