About 3,500 pilgrims from the Northern Region are expected to perform this...

About 3,500 pilgrims from the Northern Region are expected to perform this year’s Hajj

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About 3,500 pilgrims from the northern region are expected to perform this year’s Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj). The first batch of prospective pilgrims is scheduled to leave Ghana on August 10, 2017, for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. A total of 1,500 pilgrims were airlifted from the Tamale Airport to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, which coincided with the inauguration of the first phase of the Tamale Airport re-development project.

Addressing the participants, the Northern Regional Commander of the GIS, Chief Superintendent Mr. Noah Kwame Ahomka Yeboah, said the about 3,500 pilgrims will to be flown directly from the Tamale Airport to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

This was reiterates by the Chairman of the Ghana Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C. Quaye, that the pilgrims would depart from Tamale to Madina, the burial place of Prophet Muhammed, where they would stay for three days before continuing to Mecca to await the commencement of the Hajj rites.

Chief Superintendent Mr. Noah Kwame added that Pilgrims from the northern region flights would run till August 15, 2017, and indicated that the airlifting of would-be pilgrims from Accra would start on August 16, 2017.
He said six flights had been scheduled to depart from the Tamale Airport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On Hajj agents, Mr Yeboah said agents would also be sensitized on their role in the process to avoid denying anyone the chance of performing the rituals.

About 6,200 Ghanaian Muslims are expected to perform this year’s Muslim pilgrimage.

The first batch of prospective pilgrims is scheduled to leave Ghana on August 10, 2017, for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj.

By: Abdul Rahim Inusah/kesmifmonline.com

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