The Ministry for the Interior has declared Friday, December 1, 2023, a public holiday.
A statement signed by the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, said the day “has been declared a Public Holiday to mark Farmers’ Day”.
“The general public is hereby informed that Friday, 1st December, 2023 which marks Farmers’ Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement said.
The first Friday of December has been set aside to honour the contributions of the farming community, recognizing their vital role in sustaining the nation’s food production and economy.
In an election year, the celebration is held on the first Friday of November, though the first Friday in December remains a Statutory Public Holiday.
The day is noted for awarding outstanding farmers, showcasing agricultural products and innovations, parades, and community feasts.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has announced the closure of several roads in the Ministerial enclave in Accra in preparation for the 39th Farmers’ Day Celebrations.
The affected roads include the Ridge Roundabout, Principal Streets near Parliament House, Independence Square, the National Theatre, the Court Complex, and the John Evans Atta Mills High Street.