Akufo-Addo cancels farmers day, declares Dec. 7 holiday

President Akufo-Addo has declared Monday, December 7, 2020, as Public Holiday.

It comes after the Inter-party Advisory committee and the Electoral Commission petitioned him to declare the day as such as Ghana goes to the polls.

The President, through his execute powers, has therefore cancelled Friday as a Holiday, which was meant to observe Farmers Day.

A statement by the EC after an IPAC meeting on Wednesday said, “All Political Parties have today, during an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting, agreed with the Commission’s proposal to the Chief of Staff of Ghana and the Ministry of the Interior to gazette Monday 7th December 2020 a Statutory Public Holiday.

“The Commission’s proposal seeks to give Registered Voters the opportunity to devote the day to exercise their civic right and responsibility to vote during the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

“Present at the meeting were representatives of all the Political Parties, Civil Society Organisation’s (CSO’s) and Development Partners.”

Registered Voters are expected to vote to choose a President and new Parliamentarians on Monday, December 7 between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Source: Starr

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