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No increase in fares for 2018 Hajj – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr Alhaji Mahammudu Bawumia has announced Government’s decision not to increase fares for the 2018 pilgrimage to Mecca. According to him, Government has decided to maintain the fares from last year’s pilgrimage. He said despite the increment announced by the Saudi Arabian Government, the President has directed the Hajj Board to maintain the fares. The Vice President made ...

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Hajj Committee holds 2017 Hajj thanksgiving ceremony

The National Hajj Committee on Monday held a Thanksgiving and National Prayer service at the Hajj Village to mark the completion of the successful 2017 pilgrimage. The programme was attended by the Chairman of the Ghana Hajj Board Sheikh I.C Quaye, the Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu as the Guest of Honour, together with the ten regional chief ...

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Pray for Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for prayers for Ghanaians who embarked on the holy trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic spiritual exercise in Mecca. About four Ghanaians have so far died while in that country. The Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey in an interview with Citi News said ...

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Pilgrims were not given enough accommodation – Hajj Board

Some Ghanaian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia are facing accommodation problems, during the ongoing Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Responding to reports concerning the living arrangements of Ghanaian pilgrims, the Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey, blamed the Saudi authorities for the situation in a Citi News interview. She explained that all the hotel arrangements were made, but two ...

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Three Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims die in Mecca

Three Ghanaian Muslim Hajj pilgrims performing the Islamic spiritual exercise have died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey, noted that “so far we have lost three pilgrims; two being women and one man.” The two women died in their sleep, while the third person, a ...

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Stranded pilgrims will make it for Saudi Arabia – Hajj Board

The National Hajj Board has assured that the over 500 stranded prospective pilgrims will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj later on Friday. The Public Relations Officer of the board Abdulai Rahman Alhassan Gomdah explained to Citi News that the delay was from the airline’s end. “We don’t know the cause of the delay but there has been ...

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6,200 set for Hajj pilgrimage

A total of 6,200 Muslim pilgrims from Ghana are expected to take part in 2017’s Hajj to the Holy City of Mecca from August 10. The first batch of pilgrims will leave Ghana through the Tamale Airport in the Northern Region on August 10, followed by four other flights from the same Airport. This came to light when Vice President ...

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Immigration Service trains staff ahead of 2017 Hajj

Some selected personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Northern Command have been trained to ensure an incident free 2017 Hajj activities beginning August 10 at the Tamale Sports stadium. The 35 officers have been trained on profiling of prospective Hajj Pilgrims, queuing, endorsement of forms and other simulation exercises. The Regional Commander, Chief Superintendent Noah Ahomka Yeboah told Citi ...

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We’ll provide food, transportation for Hajj pilgrims – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has announced government’s plans to provide food and transportation for all Ghanaian pilgrims who travel to Mecca. The previous Hajj Board left a huge debt of GHc23 million cedis after funding air tickets of some pilgrims over the years. Even though government is struggling to pay off the debt, the Vice President stated that ...

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Measures in place to ensure incident-free Hajj – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated that government has put measures in place to address the challenges that have marred previous Hajj pilgrimages. According to Dr. Bawumia, the government is committed to ensuring that this year’s pilgrimage comes off without the hitches which have been associated with the process in the past. Addressing some Muslims at Shama in ...

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