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02 August 2017

We’re prepared for this year’s Hajj activities – GIS

The first batch of this year’s prospective pilgrims are set to depart Ghana to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, beginning August 10, 2017.

Six flights are expected to fly direct from the Tamale Airport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It is against this backdrop that the Northern Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has trained some selected officers to ensure incident-free Hajj activities this year.

The Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Chief Superintendent Noah Ahomka Yeboah told Accra-based Citi FM that his men are adequately prepared to handle the Hajj activities which comes off this month.

“We’re ready, I can say. All the arrangements, our plans have been approved by the headquarters. They have released the resources that will be required to train our people and position ourselves to discharge our mandate. So we are hoping and believing that this year’s Hajj will be well organised and it will be incident-free,” he disclosed.

According to him, 3500 prospective pilgrims are expected to fly direct from the Tamale Airport on the scheduled six flights as compared to the 1500 for last year’s Hajj.

He admonished the prospective pilgrims and their relations to comport themselves at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

 

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