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Revealed: These normal activities are illegal only on holidays – See list

Did you know that in Ghana, it is an offence to “open a shop for the purposes of selling or trading or engage in a business on a public holiday?” PENALTY: Maximum fine of ghs1,200 and/or 3 months jail

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The following are exempted:

(a) food or grocery shops;

(b) drug or pharmacy shops;

(c) licensed restaurants or hotels;

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(d) local markets for sale of food or foodstuffs;

(e) premises licensed for sale of spirit, wine, and beer under the Liquor Licensing Act, 1970 (Act 331);

(f) the running of an essential public service (ie (i) water supply services; (ii) electricity supply services; (iii) health and hospital services; (iv) sanitary services; (v) air traffic and civil aviation control services; (vi) meteorological services; (vii) fire services; (viii) air transport services; (ix) supply and distribution of fuel, petrol, power and light; (x) telecommunications services; and (xi) public transport services.)

By: Lawyer Ace Anan Ankomah

Source:nsemwoha.com

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