September 1 Declared 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 feast.

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 celebrations.