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Cameroon – Paul Biya: Before his long-awaited speech of the end of the year, Paul Biya declares holiday Monday, January 2, 2017

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Written by Deckson N.

The economic recession and the anglophone claims are among other major subjects which could mark the much-anticipated speech that the Head of State will pronounce today Saturday 31 December 2016.

Pending the time of this new exit, President Paul Biya signed this Friday December 30, 2016, a decree, which declares the day of Monday, January 2, 2017, holiday and non working. This is because of the New Year celebration celebrated every January 1st. This time, the first day of the year falls on Sunday a non working day. Therefore, the following day is a holiday.

Paul Biya applies the law of 7 December 1973, which establishes the system of legal festivals in our country and which states that when a civil holiday is celebrated on a Sunday, the following day is assimilated to this holiday. So it is Tuesday, January 3, 2017, that the workers will go back to offices.

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