All is set for the first batch of Hajj Pilgrims to leave Ghana on August 10, with over 3,500 Muslims expected to embark on this year’s holy journey.
Six flights according to the National Hajj Board would take off directly from the Northern Regional capital, Tamale to Saudi Arabia.
To ensure an incident-free trip, the Northern Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has trained selected officers to assist with the process.
Pilgrims have also been asked to comply with the regulations at the Tamale Sports Stadium where they will be camped ahead of their trip.
This year has witnessed a substantial increase in numbers with 3,500 individuals paying to take the trip, compared to last year’s 1,500 pilgrims.
The 2017 Hajj pilgrimage will be the first major assignment of the new Hajj board chaired by former Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central, Sheikh I.C Quaye.