President Adama Barrow has declared Wednesday a public holiday in observance of the New Year.

Wednesday would mark the beginning of the New Year as a well as a new decade.

State House said in a statement on Tuesday: “The public is hereby informed that His Excellency, President Adama Barrow acting under Section 76 of the 1997 Constitution is pleased to declare Wednesday, 1st January 2020 as a public holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of the New Year.

“On behalf of the First Family, the Government and the People of The Gambia, President Barrow wishes everyone a Happy and prosperous New Year.”