- Dr. Bawumia says that government's trying to ensure a stress free Hajj pilgrimage
- He also says Muslims should try and co-exist so their children can benefit from the Free SHS program
Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia says that the current administration is putting in measures in order to ensure a smooth Hajj pilgrimage for those who will make the trip.
According to Vice President Dr. Bawumia, government is putting the proper measures in place to simply the travel logistics for pilgrims, one of which is to simplify the acquisition of travel passports.
Among other innovations aimed at making the annual pilgrimage less stressful, Dr. Bawumia said pilgrims will be able to get on the internet and book their tickets online from the comfort of their own homes.
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Vice President Dr. Bawumia was speaking at the 23rd Annual Ramadan Conference in Wa over the weekend. The Conference was themed, “Religious Tolerance, a means to National Development”.
Vice President Bawumia also reiterated that government's flagship Free Senior High School program would be commencing in September. He therefore urged Muslims to live peacefully with each other in order for their children to fully benefit from the government initiative.
Touching on the creation of the New Zongo Ministry, Dr. Bawumia said that with government's allocation of GHC 219 million, Zongo districts will have something to depend on for their development. Dr. Bawumia said the same amount would be allocated to the ministry annually so as to make the development of zongo districts a sustainable one.
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