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Holidays in the Republic of Ghana for the Year 2022

The two tables below show the full list of Statutory Holidays & Commemorative days in the Republic of Ghana for the Year 2022.

STATUTORY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 1st January Saturday
Constitution Day 7th January Friday
Independence Day 6th March Sunday
Good Friday 15th April Friday
Easter Monday 18th April Monday
May Day (Workers’ Day) 1st May Sunday
Founders’ Day 4th August Thursday
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day 21st September Wednesday
Farmer’s Day 2nd December Friday
Chrismas Day 25th December Sunday
Boxing Day 26th December Monday

 

NB: * There are no fixed dates for the Eid-Ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Adha because they are movable feasts. The dates for their observation are provided by the Office of the Chief Imam in the course of the year.

COMMEMORATIVE DAYS 

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Holiday Date Day
Eid-Ul-Fitr *** ***
Eid-Ul-Adha *** ***

 

Note: Commemorative days would not be observed as public holidays

ISSUED BY:

Public Affairs, 

Ministry of Interior, Ghana

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ABOUT THE MINISTRY

VISION

“A world-class Ministry with well-defined operational internal security systems”.

MISSION

The MINTER exists to ensure internal security, a stable and peaceful environment for sustainable national development through the initiation, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies, regulations, and programs relating to the protection of life and property; disaster prevention and mitigation; immigration, crime control, prevention, and detection; safe custody, reformation, and rehabilitation of prisoners.

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VALUES

We believe and are committed to being responsive, reliable, resourceful, impartial, innovative, client-focused, gender-sensitive, and disciplined in the delivery of excellent and cost-effective policies, programs, and services to the nation.

POLICY OBJECTIVES

Broad Strategic Objectives (Under GSGDA II) are as follows:

  • Improve internal security for human safety and protection.
  • Reduce recidivism and promote effective reintegration of ex-convicts.

Broad/Specific Strategic Policy Objectives

In pursuit of the above broad objectives and in compliance with the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda II (GSGDA II) and other policy interventions, the Ministry intends to adopt the following strategic policy objectives to guide its effort to fulfill the national policy objectives:

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  • Review the existing Laws and regulations that govern the operations of some of the Services in order to meet their current needs.
  • Improve the capacity of security agencies to provide internal security for human safety and protection.
  • Provide adequate protection of life and property.
  • Increase police accessibility and visibility in vulnerable communities across the country.
  • Improve crime detection and prevention.
  • Facilitate the adoption of non-custodial measures in our penal system to decongest our prisons.
  • Develop a highly efficient and humane custodial reformatory system.

 

  • Improve reformation and rehabilitation programs to facilitate the successful reintegration of prisoners.
  • Sensitize and provide technical assistance and advice to schools, markets, MMDAs, lorry parks and other institutions nationwide on fire safety measures.
  • Strengthen disaster risks prevention, response and reduction mechanism and social mobilization in order to reduce disaster risks across the country.
  • Facilitate the creation and development of platforms for constructive engagements at various conflict sites in order to reduce conflicts across the country.
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  • Secure the borders of Ghana by enforcing regulations and effective monitoring of the entry, stay, and exit of non-Ghanaians and the traveling public.
  • Optimize the benefits of Migration for Ghana’s Development Agenda.
  • Reduce the overall drug trafficking and abuse levels through enforcement, control, and preventive measures.
  • Enhance opportunities for education, social reintegration, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, and counseling of drug users, addicts, and non-users.
  • Reduce the proliferation of small arms and illicit weapons through advocacy, public sensitization, and formulation of appropriate policy in close collaboration with stakeholders.

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