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August 4 declared public holiday in commemoration of Founders’ Day

The government, through the Interior Ministry, has declared Tuesday, August 4, 2020, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Founders’ Day celebration.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery.

“The general public is hereby reminded that Tuesday, August 4, 2020, which marks Founders’ Day is a statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement said.

In view of the spread of the coronavirus disease, the public has been advised to “observe the safety protocols associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), especially in relation to social events at public places.”

About Founder’s Day

The August 4 Founder’s Day celebration was introduced by the Akufo-Addo led government to replace September 21 which has been renamed Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

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