Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia left Accra on Friday for Mecca, Saudi Arabia 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.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Frank Agyei-Twum, Communications Director at the Office of the Vice President.
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, the statement said, Vice President Bawumia will use the spiritual exercise to among others pray for the country.
The Vice President returns to Ghana on Monday 27th August, 2018.