Constitution Day In Ghana: 7th January 2021 Declared As Public Holiday

Constitution Day In Ghana: 7th January 2021 Declared As Public Holiday

Thursday, January 7, 2021 has been declared as a statutory public holiday by the Government of Ghana. This holiday marks ‘Constitution Day’ which is to be celebrated by every Ghanaian.

In a statement by the Ministry of Interior, dated December 31, 2020, signed by Ambrose Dery (MP); Minister for the Interior and available to NewsVibz, the Ministry urged citizens to observe the Public Holiday as such.

Press Release By Ministry Of Interior
Press Release By Ministry Of Interior

Constitution Day is a holiday to honor the constitution of a country. It is often celebrated on the anniversary of the signing, promulgation or adoption of a constitution, or in some cases, to commemorate the change to constitutional monarchy.

In Ghana, this day marks the coming into effect of the 1992 Constitution and the birth of the Fourth Republic on this day in 1993.

January 7 is also the day new Heads of State are sworn into office in Ghana after elections. The day is intended to acknowledge Ghana’s collective efforts at ensuring that the tenets of democracy, rule of law and principles of constitutionalism are upheld.

Constitution Day is a new Public Holiday, which was observed for the first time in Ghana on January 7 2019. This day has been declared as an additional holiday under Section 2 of the Public Holiday Act, 2001 (Act 601).

The newly designated holiday is intended to remind Ghanaians of their commitment to uphold the tenets of the rule of law, constitutionalism and democracy.

More importantly, the day is to remind the citizens of their collective commitment to a regime of uninterrupted constitutional order.

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