Accra, 7 January 2022 (TDI): Ghana’s Constitution Day is a national holiday to mark the coming into effect 1992 Constitution and the Fourth Republic in 1993. It is being celebrated in the country today.
Ghana is a West African country. The country shares borders with Burkina Faso in the north and the Ivory Coast in the west. It is bordered to the south by the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, and Togo in the east.
Ghana gained independence on March 6, 1956. The World Bank 2020 estimated population of Ghana is 31.07 million. Ghana’s official language is English. In addition, Ghana has an exciting storehouse of culture and diverse animal life.
Ghana’s Constitution Day
Constitution Day in Ghana is a national holiday. Ghana’s 1992 Constitution came to force on January 7th. This day is marked yearly to celebrate the coming into effect. In addition, the Constitution birthed the Fourth Republic on this same day in 1993.
Following immense success in a referendum held on April 28th, 1992, the 1992 Constitution came into force on January 7th, 1993. Also, the constitution birthed the Fourth Republic of Ghana which has remained to date. In addition, the New Heads of State in Ghana take the oath of office on January 7th.
Constitution Day 2022
— Ministry of the Interior, Ghana (@MinterGh) January 6, 2022
Ghana witnessed Constitution Day for the first time on January 7th, 2019. This follows the declaration of the day as an additional public holiday under Act 601, Section 2 of the Public Holiday Act 2001 of Ghana.
Therefore, Constitution Day 2022 was observed as a national holiday for the 4th time since 1992/1993. On 30th December 2021, Ghana’s Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery issued a statement declaring Friday, 7th January 2022 a public holiday.
As a result, he urged the general public to mark Constitution Day. He also described the day as a Statutory Public Holiday. Therefore, he encouraged the general public throughout the country to observe the day as such. Constitution Day reminds all Ghanaians of their collective commitment to constitutional democracy.