Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has announced Tuesday, September 21, 2021, as a public holiday.
According to the communiqué from the Ministry, it is to mark Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.
“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 21st September 2021, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,”.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day was approved by Parliament in 2019 to remember and honour Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who earlier was Prime Minister and Africa’s foremost champion of continental unity and liberation of the black race.
Before 2019, September 21 each year was celebrated as a Founder’s Day public holiday to remember Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of modern-day Ghana.
Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909, at Nkroful in the Western Region.