Government declares September 1 a public holiday


The minister for interior has declared Friday, September 1 a statutory
public holiday as Muslims across the world celebrate the Eid-ul Adha

This celebration is expected to see thousands of Muslims converge on
the Independence Square to pray and thank Allah for the chance to
feast and make merry with family and friends.
It comes on the backdrop of the Hajj pilgrimage which has seen
hundreds of Ghanaian pilgrims flown to Mecca for the one in a lifetime
spiritual experience.
So far, government has described this years pilgrimage as a general
success despite technical hitches with the planes which saw some at
the Tamale Airport stranded and soaked in the rains.

Meanwhile, all Ghanaians are being entreated by government to observe
the day as a public holiday in order to bring out the beauty of the

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