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Just In : President Akufo Addo Declares 7th December,As A Public Holiday

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has,by Executive Instrument, declared Monday,7th December 2020,as a public holiday. 

This sudden decision "is to facilitate the conduct of the election in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, help ensure strict observance of Covid-19 safety protocols on election day, and enable registered voters exercise their franchise in safety and with minimal inconvenience",according to a statement signed by the Director of Communications of the office of the President, Eugene Arhin,on December 2 2020. 

The decision was taken following the submission of a personal to the President by the Chairperson of the electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa,a proposal which is supported by the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC),for Monday,7th December,to be declared as a public holiday to permit the safe exercise of the franchise, in the context of the pandemic. 

Read Statement Below

The document further stated, "with farmers day having been celebrated on Friday, 6th November 2020,the President is satisfied that it will be inexpedient for Friday,4th December 2020,which is statutory a public holiday, to be observed as a public holiday."

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