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Breaking News: December 7th declared a public holiday

According to a statement cited by myxyzonline.com, President Akufo-Addo proclaimed Monday 7 December 2020 as a holiday.

This is intended to promote the conduct of elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to help ensure strict compliance on election day with the COVID-19 safety protocols, and to enable registered voters to exercise their franchise with minimal safety and inconvenience,” reads part of the statement.”

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This decision was taken after the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa, submitted a request to the President.

“In a statement, the EC explained that its proposal sought to “give registered voters the opportunity to devote the day during the forthcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections to the exercise of their civic right and duty to vote.

The election management body also revealed that the political parties and the Commission were also in agreement that registered voters should be encouraged to cast their ballots early on election day.”

And for this reason, 4 December 2020 is not going to be celebrated as a holiday.

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