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September 21 declared public holiday in memory of Kwame Nkrumah

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ministry of Interior has released a statement declaring Thursday, September 21, 2022, as a public holiday in memory of the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

A press statement signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery said the day will be marked as the Memorial Day of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

The statement urged the public to observe it throughout the country.

“The general public is hereby informed that Thursday, September 21, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country”.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana's first President. 

Born on September 21, 1909, in Nkroful in the Western Region, the politician, political activist and revolutionary became Ghana's first Prime Minister, first President and a great icon in the political world.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah was the founder of the Conventions Peoples Party (CPP) which is currently the oldest political party in Ghana.

Nkrumah initiated many policies in his term of office that the country still benefits from.


He also contributed a great deal in terms of infrastructural development in the country.