Wednesday 23 August 2017

Ghana: 100 Christians to embark on pilgrimage to Israel

Ghana: 100 Christians to embark on pilgrimage to Israel
(APA 06/16/17)

Ghana’s Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has initiated a programme to facilitate the pilgrimage of 100 Christians from Accra to holy land of Israel next month, APA learns here.

The sector Minister, Kofi Dzamesi, who disclosed this at a press launch in Accra on Thursday, said his ministry was in talks with the Israeli Embassy in Ghana to agree on certain key elements to ensure a successful pilgrimage.

He explained that given a big quota, the event could be established on the Ghanaian events calendar to ensure a well-organised activity.

Mr. Dzamesi stated that would-be pilgrims have to solely bear the total cost of $2,700 per head.

Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, said government was interested in creating an enabling atmosphere for various religions to thrive.

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