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General News of Friday, 17 August 2018


Bawumia, Samira jet off to Mecca for pilgrimage

Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has left Ghana for the Holy Land of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s pilgrimage.

A statement from the office of the Vice President signed by Frank Agyei-Twum reveals that the Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia accompanies the second gentleman of the land for this holy exercise in Saudi Arabia.

They are expected back home on August 27, 2018.

Read the full release below;

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia leaves for Hajj

The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, departed Accra for Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday 17th August 2018 to perform the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj.

Vice President Bawumia, accompanied by his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia, will join thousands of Ghanaians and millions of Muslims around the world in performing this year’s Hajj.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and fulfils one of the conditions for total submission to the will of Allah.

While on the Pilgrimage Vice President Bawumia will use the spiritual exercise to among others pray for the people and nation of Ghana and request Allah’s blessings for Ghana

The Vice President returns to Ghana on Monday 27th August, 2018.


Frank Agyei-Twum

Communications Director

Office of the Vice President