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Minister declares January 7 a public holiday.

Minister for Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has declared the 7th of January 2019 a Public holiday.

Minister for Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery

In a Press Release dated the 27th of December, 2018 and which was signed by the minister, it read, “The general public is hereby informed that Monday 7th January 2019  has been declared a public Holiday, as ‘Constitution Day’, and should be observed as such throughout the country”.

WHY JANUARY 7

January 7, 1993, was the day the current Constitution came into force for the Fourth Republic of Ghana. This was after its approval at a Referendum held on April 28, 1992.

January 7 is also the day new Heads of State are sworn into office.

The memo from the Interior Ministry said it was worth setting aside January 7 as Constitution Day “to acknowledge our collective efforts as a country in ensuring that the tenets of democracy, the rule of law and the principles of constitutionalism are upheld.”

 

BY; Adnan Osman

 

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