Gov’t declares August 12 public holiday

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H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

President Akufo-Addo has declared Monday, August 12, as a public holiday to be observed throughout the country.

The holiday which marks ‘Eid-ul-Adha’ falls on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

“However, in view of the fact that 11th August, 2019 falls on a Sunday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (E.I), declared Monday 12th August, 2019 as an additional Public Holiday,” a release signed by the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, noted on Thursday 8th August, 2019.

According to the statement, the general public is being reminded to take note of the upcoming holiday.

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

Read full statement below;

The general public is hereby reminded that Sunday 11th August, 2019 which marks ‘Eid-ul-Adha’, is a statutory Public Holiday.

However, in view of the fact that 11th August, 2019 falls on a Sunday, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana has by Executive Instrument (E.I), declared Monday 12th August, 2019 as an additional Public Holiday to be observed as such throughout the country.

Signed

AMBROSE DERY (MP)

MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR

Issued in Accra this Thursday, 8th August, 2019

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Source: Michael Blessing/ghdailynews.com

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