Press Release Declaring 7th December a holiday



There is this press release making the rounds on social media to the effect that the holiday originally scheduled for Friday 2nd December, 2016, has been, upon consultation by Cabinet, and with the relevant statutory agencies, rescheduled to Wednesday 7th December, 2016 and should be observed as such throughout the country.

The release stated that, the decision is to enable all eligible voters to effectively take part in the upcoming elections.

VERDICT: Misinformation

EXPLANATION: Checks undertaken by the African Elections Project Fact-Checking team reveals that, the Ministry has NOT sanctioned any release and for that matter the status quo remain, December 7, the day set for Ghana’s General Election is not a holiday.