The Republic Day of July 1st is no longer a public holiday following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019. A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery on Wednesday, May 8 announced that President Akufo-Addo assented to the new Act on April 16, 2019.
“The President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) on 16th April, 2019,” it said.
It added: “The Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) states, Statutory Public Holidays and Commemorative days
List of Ghanaian Public Holidays:
New Year’s Day- 1st January
Constitution Day- 7th January
Independence Dy- 6th March
Workers’ Day- 1st May
Founders’ Day -4th August
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day- 21st September
Farmers Day- 1st Friday in December
Christmas Day- 25th December
Boxing Day- 26th December
African Union Day- 25th May
Republic Day- 1st July
Whilst the Public holidays would be observed as such, the commemorative days would only be observed but not as holidays.