Rainy Days Declared Holidays In Ghana By The Ministry of Interior
A statement released and signed by Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior in Ghana has established Rainy days as statutory holidays in Ghana.
According to the statement, rainy days in Ghana are one of the most unproductive days hence, the consideration of this move.
This comes after downpours in Accra caused the city to come to a stand still on Friday October 6, 2017. Major cities were locked down by traffic conjestions, causing many not to go to work and school.
In an interview with the minister regarding the reasons behind the move, this is what he had to say:
“Even without this, rainy days are already holidays. What we seek to do is just to make it statutory. So now, to all Ghanaians, when you see clouds forming between 5 a.m and 7.am on any day, just know that it’s a holiday and you shouldn’t go to work”.
This has been met with joy by all public sector workers we have spoken to so far.